Frank Reich Named Eagles OC: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIJanuary 20, 2016

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3:  Offensive coordinator Frank Reich of the San Diego Chargers works along the sideline during a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Recently fired from his post as San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator, Frank Reich will fill the same position for the Philadelphia Eagles' new coaching staff.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Reich to the Eagles was done, while Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic confirmed the news.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported Monday that Reich would join new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson in Philadelphia as the franchise moves on from the Chip Kelly era.

Sean Kane of CSNPhilly.com wondered what Reich's arrival means for last year's offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and how it may impact the team's draft strategy:

Reich had never called plays before his two-year stint in San Diego doing so. After overseeing an offense that helped the Chargers to a 9-7 record in 2014, everything fell apart amid a woeful 4-12 campaign this past year.

The season before he filled the OC spot, the 54-year-old was the Chargers quarterbacks coach and oversaw Philip Rivers' Comeback Player of the Year campaign in 2013, in which the quarterback matched his best passer rating of 105.5.

Known as a player as Jim Kelly's longtime backup with the Buffalo Bills, Reich has moved up the ranks rather quickly since beginning his coaching career in 2008. He brings plenty of credibility to his post in Philadelphia, but he has seldom worked without an elite QB in place.

Sam Bradford hardly looked like a former No. 1 overall pick and was largely mediocre in his maiden season with the Eagles. Since he is a free agent, there's a fair chance Bradford could be gone and the franchise could opt for an alternative answer under center.

With the 13th overall pick in the 2016 draft, Philadelphia could well select a solid QB prospect.

Memphis' Paxton Lynch and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz figure to be on the board at that spot. The Cleveland Browns are the only other team in dire, immediate need of a quarterback in the top 12, so Reich may well be breaking in the Eagles' hopeful future face of the franchise.