Three years after the Philadelphia Eagles lost their offensive coordinator to the Indianapolis Colts, the last has lost its own OC to the City of Brotherly Love, with the Eagles on Thursday apparently recruiting Nick Sirianni as their next head coach. In the wake of Sirianni’s departure, in any case, Colts coach Frank Reich won’t look outside the building for his next top assistant. As per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Indianapolis is set to promote quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady to offensive coordinator for the 2021 season.
Hired by Reich as part of the coach’s original staff in 2018, the 41-year-old Brady has spent the last two seasons serving as the Colts’ QBs coach, administering both Jacoby Brissett and Philip Rivers under center. Presently, he’ll be entrusted with helping Reich with game preparation, also enduring an offseason that figures to incorporate an extraordinary update at QB, with Rivers resigning. Since Reich has led the Colts, he’s additionally served as the team’s play-caller, demonstrating Brady won’t have those duties.
Undrafted out of Division II Cal State Northridge in 2002, Brady spent seven seasons as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League prior to starting his coaching career. A wide receivers coach for the Montreal Alouettes from 2009-2011, he was elevated to offensive coordinator with the team in 2012, at that point spent the accompanying five seasons similarly situated with the Toronto Argonauts. Following one year as the Colts’ assistant QBs coach in 2018, he was elevated to the lead QBs coach spot in 2019.