The Indianapolis Colts have announced their head coach and offensive coordinator this week in Frank Reich and former Los Angeles Chargers QB Coach Nick Sirianni. Sirianni is young in the tooth, but he’s been around the league for nearly a decade in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs before the Chargers since 2013. He’s been the Quarterback coach for four seasons and Philip Rivers has maintained his excellence with age thanks to the work of Sirianni. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of offense he comes up with his first season in charge, but one can assume it will feature a lot of underneath routes with a lot of creativity due to the impact of head coach Frank Reich.

One thing this OC choice could lead to is the Colts being major players for Miami Dolphin Jarvis Landry in free agency. He has been frustrated with the lack of a deal from the team that drafted him and rumors have started to circulate that he could hit the open market. Keenan Allen has become one of the most underrated players at the wide receiver position due to his inability to stay healthy, but this past season showed how dominant he can be when healthy. He saw 159 targets and was frequently Rivers go to man. Landry has the opportunity to become that for Andrew Luck if the Colts sign him. Landry has broken multiple records in his first few seasons with average quarterbacks and being the main offensive weapon. With Luck slinging him balls and TY Hilton taking heat on the other side, the Colts offense would open up a whole lot.

It’s well documented that Andrew Luck has struggled when it comes to sacks and turnovers, but Sirianni and Reich will design an offense that reduces the reads that Luck has to make while also getting rid of the ball quicker. The fewer hits that Luck takes are the better after this extended hiatus with no clear end in sight. If the Colts sign Landry, they will have that quick short player for the underneath routes to dump off to. Time and reports will tell what the Colts offense will look like so it will be exciting to see.

The NFL is in the midst of a youth movement in terms of coaches and it was good for the Colts to get on the bandwagon along with teams such as the Eagles, Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills as they look to expedite their rebuild. They have no gathered their new Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator, so now it’s time to put it all together and see what the finished product will look like.

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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