The Eagles have already lost quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and it appears they might lose another key member of their offensive coaching staff.
Frank Reich has now emerged as the favorite to become the Colts new head coach, according to ESPN. The Colts are hoping to hire Reich "once they have negotiated a signed, sealed and delivered contract."
The Colts were prepared to hire Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and were even ready to introduce him as their new head coach last week, but McDaniels backed out of the deal, which re-opened the coaching search. Because of that, you can probably understand the Colts' wanting a contract in place before making any hire official.
Reich, 56, has been the Eagles' offensive coordinator for the last two years and has acted as an offensive sounding board and collaborator with head coach and play-caller Doug Pederson. The two seem to have a very close relationship.
Before joining the Eagles, Reich was the offensive coordinator with the Chargers and before that was their quarterbacks coach. Reich had a long career in the NFL as a quarterback, most notably as Jim Kelly's backup in Buffalo.
Losing Reich after already losing DeFilippo would be a blow. The top internal candidates to replace him as offensive coordinator would probably be running backs coach Duce Staley or wide receivers coach Mike Groh. Staley has been stuck in his position for years and has been waiting for a chance to get more responsibility. Groh seems like a likely replacement for the quarterbacks coach position.
Either way, it looks like the Eagles are going to have to replace their top two offensive assistants. Sometimes that's just what happens when you outshoot Tom Brady on the way to a Super Bowl win.