2. Frank Reich, former HC, Indianapolis Colts
One of the more frustrating aspects of this head coach search from the Denver Broncos? It appears the team is really emphasizing experience heavily over the greener candidates. That’s not inherently bad. Retreads can be great — just ask the Chiefs, the 2015 Broncos with Gary Kubiak, or even the Jaguars this year with Doug Pederson.
Speaking of Doug Pederson, the one guy that consistently gets blamed for Pederson’s success with the Eagles is still looking for work in 2022 — Frank Reich. Reich has spoken with the Panthers, and it seems like the Cardinals are also interested. At this point, though, the Broncos have not reached out to Reich.
The team is clearly emphasizing experience, and Reich has head coach experience. He’s also done some good things as a head coach despite being thrown a major curveball with the retirement of Andrew Luck.
Reich is also an offensive-minded coach, a quarterback by trade. He’s got experience developing guys, and he’s got experience working with veterans.
How is Reich not on the Broncos’ list? What are we missing here?
Once again, at the very least, Reich could provide some very valuable insight into Russell Wilson’s 2022 season. He game-planned against the Broncos and Russ. He saw him on the field. It seems like it would be good for the ownership group to get the opinion of a guy like Reich, who won a Super Bowl with the Eagles as an offensive coordinator just a couple of seasons ago.
And yet as we sit here, they don’t appear to have plans of doing that.