The Carolina Panthers hire Frank Reich as their new head coach.
The team announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with Reich to become the franchise’s sixth head coach.
Reich comes from the Indianapolis Colts after being unexpectedly fired this season following a 3-5-1 start.
In five-and-a-half years with Indianapolis, the team went 40-33-1 and made the postseason twice.
The 61-year-old offensive background as a player and a coach seems to be a huge factor in the Panthers’ final decision.
In addition to coaching the Colts, he also won a Super Bowl ring as offensive coordinator with the Eagles in 2017.
Reich spent some time in Buffalo as the backup quarterback, where he led the 1992 Bills to the biggest comeback in NFL history at that time. In 1995, he came to Carolina as the first starting quarterback in franchise history.
The Panthers say, ” Reich brings credentials as an offensive play-caller to a place looking for stability at quarterback and the chance to bring a new perspective to one of his old homes.”
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