This morning, the Indianapolis Colts announced their newest head coach.
Shane Steichen, just 37 years old, comes to the Colts with over ten years of NFL coaching experience.
He has worked with the Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles, and was instrumental in the offenses for all three organizations.
Steichen was the coach that the Colts were targeting all along, especially when considering how vast their head coaching search was.
The Colts’ coaching search was one of the most extensive the NFL’s seen in recent years:
➡️ 36 days
➡️ 13 candidates (14 if you include DeMeco Ryans, who was requested)
➡️ 8 finalists
➡️ 21 total interviews
➡️ Roughly 132 hours with the candidates (both virtually and in-person)
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) February 14, 2023
The Colts spared no expense when looking for their newest head coach.
As Zak Keefer highlights above, there were eight total finalists for the position after 13 candidates were interviewed.
This is an organization that is in full rebuild mode, and, judging by their extensive search, wanted to ensure that they hired the best possible candidate.
Steichen’s ten years of NFL experience should prove valuable, especially considering his track record with Jalen Hurts and Phillip Rivers.
The Colts have a roster that is filled with young talent, and Steichen will be stepping into a great situation, provided that he can bring the team together.
DeForest Buckner, Quenton Nelson, Jonathan Taylor, and Michael Pittman Jr. are just a few of their talented players.
If they can come together next season, the Colts could make a splash, especially considering that the AFC South is up for grabs.
The winner of the division this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars, won with a record of 9-8.
If the Colts can find success under Steichen, they might be able to sneak in and win the division.NEXT: The Colts Officially Have Their New HC