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Report: Colts hiring former Eagles’ QBs coach Alex Tanney as passing game coordinator

As the offseason continues, Indianapolis adds another coach to its staff.

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The Indianapolis Colts are hiring former Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterbacks coach Alex Tanney to their offensive staff, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler:

Jake Rabadi of the Philadelphia sports site, The Liberty Line, noted earlier on Tuesday that this move was expected, with official reports and confirmations coming out later from Fowler:

According to James Boyd, a Colts beat writer for The Athletic, Tanney will serve as a passing game coordinator for the Colts this upcoming season:

Following a disappointing finish to their 2023 season, the Eagles made several changes to their coaching staff, with Tanney recently being let go. Once he was relieved of his duties, there was speculation about whether or not he could rejoin Colts’ head coach Shane Steichen in Indianapolis.

In total, Tanney spent the previous three seasons in Philadelphia and worked with Steichen, who was Philadelphia’s former offensive coordinator, for two seasons (2021-2022). Now, Tanney will reunite with him in Indianapolis.

Tanney also brings prior experience as an NFL quarterback from 2012-2020 (including a practice squad stint with the Colts back in 2015) and could have been one of a few coaches Steichen reportedly attempted to bring over after being hired as the Colts’ head coach last offseason.

With Cam Turner already in place as Indy’s quarterbacks coach, it would make sense that Tanney joins the Colts’ staff as a pass game coordinator. Both Anthony Richardson and Jalen Hurts possess similar abilities, and it’ll be interesting to see how Tanney’s role specifically evolves within the Colts’ offense next season.