EAGLES REICH TO INDY: HOW BIG OF A LOSS TO PHILLY?

“Frank is a tremendous coach and very deserving of this opportunity. He was a valuable member of our staff, and we have all benefited from working with him over the last two years,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said in a statement. “As good as he is as a leader and teacher, he’s an even better person. We could not be more excited for him as he takes this next step in his career, and we wish him and his family all the best.”

By Peter Gleason

So, how big of a loss to the Eagles is Frank Reich, who got a bump from Philly O-boss to Indy big boss?

Reich, who didn’t call plays with the Eagles, began his coaching career as an offensive staff assistant with former Colts coach Jim Caldwell in 2008 after retiring from playing 10 years earlier. Reich was Peyton Manning’s quarterbacks coach in 2009 and ’10 before coaching Reggie Wayne and the rest of the receivers in 2011. He also served as receivers coach in Arizona and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the San Diego Chargers.

The Colts are coming off a 4-12 season and have missed the playoffs in each of the past three years. The Colts will have about $85 million in salary-cap space and the No. 3 overall pick in the April draft. The key for the Colts, though, will be the health of quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck missed all of last season after having right shoulder surgery in January 2017. Luck, who has not thrown a football since the middle of October, is currently in southern California working with a throwing expert.

“He has not picked up a football, but he is throwing balls, working on arm speed,” Ballard said on Feb. 7. “He’s not going to skip a step. I don’t know if you know Andrew, but Andrew is not going to skip a step. He’s going to do everything right to get himself ready to play, and I’m very confident, he’s very confident, that he’s going to come back and prove a lot of people wrong. I’m very proud of the kid — wouldn’t want anybody else on our team. We want our team to match what he has inside.”

The NFL Network first reported the agreement on a five-year deal.

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