Indianapolis Colts new head coach Frank Reich has made his first move in filling out his coaching staff. Field Yates reports that former Los Angeles Chargers receivers coach Nick Sirianni will be brought in to become the Colts new offensive coordinator.
Reich has a past with the Chargers, and it seems as though Siranni is coming in highly regarded.
Sirianni has previous experience as a QB coach as well at the NFL level. An extremely sharp mind. Has the makings of a future NFL head coach. https://t.co/ANKuf3Iowe— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 13, 2018
Sirianni made his way into the NFL after only 5 years in the college game, and not at any large schools either. The Kansas City Chiefs hired him in 2009 as an offensive assistant (QC) and bounced back and forth between assistant quarterbacks coach and working with the receivers.
Additionally, Sirianni moved on to the Chargers in 2013 and was their quarterbacks coach by 2014 and finished as their receivers coach last season. It was reported that Reich and the Colts were eyeing Sirianni as recently as last night, and reportedly requested an interview with him shortly after the Reich hire was made official, but it appears that they have in fact decided to bring him aboard.
For the record, there has been a conflicting report by Jason La Canfora which has left the door open for confusion.
Colts will hire Chargers QB coach Shane Steichen as their next offensive coordinator I'm told.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 13, 2018
For now, La Canfora has not retracted or corrected his report and neither has Yates. We’re going to go with Yates’ report on this one folks. We’ll update if this development warrants it.