New York Jets May Consider Frank Reich for OC

The New York Jets are scouring the league for someone to lead their offense, and they're reportedly considering a Super Bowl hero. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Jets could interview former Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich for their offensive coordinator vacancy if he doesn't land another head coaching opportunity.

Reich was fired by the Colts in the 2022 season after a disappointing 3-5-1 start. He initially joined the organization in 2018. He won 40 of his 74 games and led the team to playoff appearances in 2018 and 2020 despite coaching five different leading passers in five years.

Reich announced himself as a major coaching prospect as the offensive coordinator of the 2017 Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Reich coached backup quarterback Nick Foles to one of the greatest and most surprising postseasons in NFL history: Foles won Super Bowl MVP after passing for 971 yards, six touchdowns, and a 115.7 passer rating over three games for the Eagles.

Between the sudden departure of franchise quarterback Andrew Luck following the 2018 season and being forced to start backup quarterback Sam Ehlinger this season, Reich endured bad luck as head coach of the Colts. His proven ability to make the most of complicated quarterback situations would serve the Jets well: 2021 second-overall pick Zach Wilson has been an enormous disappointment through two seasons, but the team remains committed to him as their quarterback of the future.

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