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It was reported earlier that Reich was the favorite and the Colts were hoping to hire him as the new head coach pending a deal.

And the Colts had no problem poking fun at themselves.

Stay tuned for all of the latest Colts news. Shortly after the Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, he was eventually hired as the head coach of the team that gave him his first coaching job, the Indianapolis Colts.

The other challenge for Reich will involve his coaching staff. Given that Reich used to coach in Indianapolis from 2008 to 2011, it should come as no surprise that he'll take over as the next head coach of the Colts. He was the architect of the Eagles Super Bowl winning offense.

With Reich now in place as their head coach, the Colts will hope he can help them replicate what the Eagles did to the Patriots when they face New England in Foxborough next season. Multiple assistant coaches signed contracts thinking they would work under McDaniels.

Reich spent four seasons as an assistant coach in Indianapolis before moving on the Cardinals, Chargers and Eagles, spending the last two seasons as Philadelphia's offensive coordinator. The Eagles have also suffered two big losses to their staff since the Super Bowl.

Reich, who has more than a quarter-century of National Football League experience as a player and coach, was hired by Eagles coach Doug Pederson in 2016 to run his offense. The Colts will have about $85 million in salary-cap space and the No. 3 overall pick in the April draft. Luck missed all of last season after having right shoulder surgery in January 2017.

"He has not picked up a football, but he is throwing balls, working on arm speed", Ballard said on February 7.

Landing Reich after such an accomplishment is notable for the Colts after the McDaniels drama. I don't know if you know Andrew, but Andrew is not going to skip a step. I'm very proud of the kid - wouldn't want anybody else on our team.

The NFL Network first reported the agreement on a five-year deal.