Report: Colts to Hire Chargers WR’s Coach Nick Sirianni as New OC

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Indianapolis Colts are set to hire Los Angeles Chargers wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni as their new offensive coordinator on recently named head coach Frank Reich‘s coaching staff:

It was reported on Sunday that the Colts had requested to interview Sirianni for their vacant offensive coordinator position and were subsequently granted their request by the Chargers.

Regarding Sirianni:

The 36 year old Sirianni has served as the Chargers wide receivers coach for the past two seasons, but was previously the franchise’s quarterbacks coach (2014-15) under then San Diego offensive coordinator Frank Reich–meaning the two coaches already have a past working relationship with one another.

Sirianni also served as San Diego’s offensive quality control coach in 2013.

Prior to joining San Diego, Sirianni was the Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers coach (2012), offensive quality control (2011), assistant quarterbacks coach (2010), and again, their offensive quality control coach (2009).

It’s hard to know what exactly to expect from Sirianni as the Colts new offensive coordinator, but Yates at least issued a glowing report on the young coach:

Time will tell, but Sirianni seems like an intriguing young offensive coach, who Reich already has great familiarity and a comfort zone with, which should pay dividends offensively next season as far as chemistry and continuity is concerned:

Sirianni joins a Colts coaching staff that already includes Josh McDaniels‘ holdovers such as defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, defensive line coach Mike Phair, and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo with more new hires set to come.

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