Indianapolis Colts Officially Announce New Head Coach

The Indianapolis Colts' prolonged search for their next locker room leader has officially come to a close. The team officially announced the signing of Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen as their new head coach.

Steichen beat out rival candidates that included interim head coach Jeff Saturday and New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. Steichen will mark the second Eagles offensive coordinator hired by the Colts for head coach in a row: Frank Reich served under Doug Pederson on the Eagles from 2016 to 2017.

Steichen wrapped up his duties as the Eagles' offensive coordinator in Sunday night's thrilling 38-35 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. In his second year with the organization, he led the Eagles to top-five finishes in points scored, yards gained, and rushing yards. He also oversaw the emergence of Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts as an MVP candidate and was Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert's offensive coordinator in the Pro Bowl passer's rookie season.

A young offensive-minded coach with a track record of developing quarterbacks, Steichen is precisely the sort of coach that's presently in vogue around the NFL. He'll have a tall task ahead of him if he's going to restore the Colts to relevance: they ranked 30th in points scored in 2022 and lack a viable starter at quarterback on their roster. Finding a franchise passer in free agency or the draft will be the team's next priority.

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