The Indianapolis Colts confirmed the appointment of Shane Steichen as their new head coach on Tuesday.
Steichen spent the last two seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive coordinator, helping their offense rank third in both points and yards in 2022.
The Colts zeroed in on Steichen last week, and the 37-year-old flew to Indianapolis to finalize a deal Monday following Philadelphia’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. He’s the second-youngest head coach in Colts history.
Steichen joined the Eagles in 2021 after spending the previous seven years with the Los Angeles Chargers in multiple roles, including offensive coordinator (2019-20).
Indianapolis fired head coach Frank Reich midway through the 2022 season and replaced him with interim head coach Jeff Saturday, who’d never coached above the high school level before taking the job. Saturday, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, and Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia were among the finalists for the Colts’ vacancy.
A former UNLV quarterback who took over play-calling duties in November 2021, Steichen helped Jalen Hurts post a career year with 22 touchdown passes and 13 rushing scores this season while guiding Philadelphia to an NFC-best 14-3 record.
Steichen inherits a Colts team that ranked 30th in points scored and 28th in points allowed this season and has major questions at quarterback after a disappointing campaign with veteran Matt Ryan under center. Indianapolis owns the fourth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
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