Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts

 | 11-5
  • Passing Yards
    261.6 PYPG
  • Rushing Yards
    124.8 RYPG
  • Total Yards Per Game
    386.4 YPG
  • AP sources: Eagles plan to hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni
    The Canadian Press

    AP sources: Eagles plan to hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni

    PHILADELPHIA — Nick Sirianni's success working with various quarterbacks with different styles comes in handy in his new job. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team hasn’t officially announced the hiring. Sirianni was the offensive co-ordinator for the Indianapolis Colts the past three seasons. He worked under coach Frank Reich, who was offensive co-ordinator in Philadelphia when the Eagles won the Super Bowl three years ago. The 39-year-old Sirianni previously served as an assistant coach with the Chiefs and Chargers. The Eagles fired Doug Pederson following a 4-11-1 season, less than three years after he led the team to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title. Sirianni worked with Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett and Philip Rivers in Indianapolis and coached Rivers in San Diego and Matt Cassel in Kansas City. Now he's tasked with figuring out how to get Carson Wentz back to his 2017 form. Wentz finished third in NFL MVP voting that season and helped the Eagles earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC. He tore two knee ligaments in Week 14 and watched Nick Foles lead the team to victory over New England and earn Super Bowl MVP honours. Wentz is coming off the worst season of his five-year career and was benched for rookie Jalen Hurts for the final four games in 2020. Wentz's $128 million, four-year contract kicks in this year, making it difficult for the Eagles to trade him. Sirianni's top priority has be to solving the quarterback dilemma. Sirianni began his NFL coaching career as offensive quality control coach in Kansas City in 2009. He also served as an assistant quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach during four seasons with the Chiefs. Sirianni held the same positions during five seasons with the Chargers from 2013-17. He joined the Colts when Reich left Philadelphia to take over as head coach in 2018. The Colts finished top 10 in points and yards in two of Sirianni's three seasons as offensive co-ordinator. They were top 10 in rushing offence the other season. “He’s great. Hope he does really well,” former Eagles and current Colts tight end Trey Burton said about Sirianni in a text message. The Eagles were one of seven teams looking for a head coach during this hiring cycle and so far only the New York Jets did not pick a white man. The Jets hired Robert Saleh, the son of Lebanese parents. Houston still has an opening for a head coach. The NFL has just four minority coaches: Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, Washington’s Ron Rivera, Miami’s Brian Flores and Saleh, who is the first Muslim coach in the league. “Biggest thing is there’s only 32 jobs and they’re going to hire personal preference,” said Buccaneers defensive co-ordinator Todd Bowles, who interviewed with Philadelphia. “It’s really an offensive league right now the way things are going. ... There’s a lot of qualified guys that deserve chances to be head coaches that are African American.” ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press

  • Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons
    The Associated Press

    Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When Philip Rivers first started tossing footballs as a high-school ball boy, he heaved them any way he could. Rivers used that strange, shot put-like style to land a college scholarship, become a first-round draft pick and eventually string together one of the greatest 17-year careers in NFL history. On Wednesday, the 39-year-old Indianapolis Colts quarterback announced his retirement.

  • Report: Eagles tab Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as next head coach
    Yahoo Sports

    Report: Eagles tab Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as next head coach

    Nick Sirianni served as the Colts' offensive coordinator since 2018.