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It’s not a foregone conclusion that franchise greats will always be supportive of the moves their former organizations make. Just ask the New York Giants about this.

That’s most definitely not the case when it comes to future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. On the heels of Indy officially naming Frank Reich as its next head coach, Manning had nothing but great things to say about the hire.

“I am excited that Frank will be the new head coach of the Colts. In my time working with him as our quarterbacks coach he showed the work ethic and drive to be successful in this business,” Manning said, via the team’s official website. “Frank has a real passion for football, this will serve him well as head coach of the Colts.”

The two worked together in Indianapolis from 2008-2011, with Reich serving as Manning’s quarterbacks coach in 2009 and 2010. It goes without saying that the two had a good relationship with one another.

Despite being spurned last minute by New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels last week, the Colts made an extremely popular hire in Reich. He worked well with both Carson Wentz and Nick Foles as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator last season and is a well-respected football mind. Manning’s glowing endorsement is the latest example of this.

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This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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