Ballard, in a news conference the following day, said he wanted "someone that's 100 percent committed to partnering with us and getting that work done".
Nonetheless, the Colts are acting quickly to attempt their comeback after McDaniels left them high and dry, and in Reich, they found not only the guy who beat him in the Super Bowl, but the former Bills backup quarterback who authored the greatest comeback ever. McDaniels backed out of the deal eight hours later. He was the Chargers' offensive coordinator for two seasons, and then he spent the next two years as Philadelphia's offensive coordinator. Reich emerged as the leader for the Colts job after McDaniels turned it down after last minute on Tuesday.
Reich's Eagles of course won the Super Bowl LII over McDaniels' Patriots.
Here's what I do know, as Reich becomes the Indianapolis Colts coach: He has the potential to be a good fit.
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His speech (viewable below) attracted major media attention in the United States, with ESPN's hugely popular Sportscenter program labelling it an "epic rant".
Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was also interviewed for the Colts' vacancy.
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 having retired from playing 10 years earlier.
Landing Reich after such an accomplishment is notable for the Colts after the McDaniels drama.
The loss of Reich and DeFilippo would leave the Eagles in need of both an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. Implementing Reich's offensive system would likely eliminate many of these unnecessary hits and help to keep the Colts' best player on the field.
As Bills quarterback on January 3, 1993, he rallied Buffalo from a 35-3 hole to a 41-38 overtime victory against the Houston Oilers in a wild-card round game, the largest comeback in National Football League history.