Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper wanted an offensive-minded head coach with experience. Thursday they announced the team announced they agreed to terms with former Colts head coach and Eagles’ offensive coordinator Frank Reich to lead the team. With his strong offensive background being his main selling point, let’s take a look at the numbers and how offenses under his leadership have fared.
Record (Indianapolis Colts) :
Overall Record as Head Coach: 41-35-1
Regular Season Record: 40-33-1
Post Season Record: 1-2
- 2018: 5th in total offense, 6th in passing yards, 20th in rushing yards, 10th in scoring offense
- 2019: 17th in total offense, 30th in passing yards, 7th in rushing yards, 18th in scoring offense
- 2020: 9th in total offense, 11th in passing yards, 11th in rushing yards, 10th in scoring offense
- 2021: 9th in totale offense, 26th in passing offense, 2nd in rushing yards, 10th in scoring offense
6 quarterbacks in 4.5 years
Ryan & Ehlinger (2022)
- Colts announced Josh McDaniel’s as coach, but he withdrew his name. Reich was named a week later.
- 2018 Colts started 1-5, but finished 10-6.
- Won Wild Card against Texans. Lost to Chiefs in Divisional
- Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement in late August
- Started 5-2, but lost 7 of last 9.
- Missed Playoffs
- Injury riddled season
- Signed Phillip Rivers as starting QB in off-season
- Finished 11-5 (Reich’s best record as head coach)
- Lost in wildcard to Bills
- Rivers retired after season
- During the offseason traded their 3rd round pick in 2021 along with a conditional 2nd round pick in 2022 to the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Carson Wentz.
- Finished 9-8
- Wentz traded to Washington during the offseason.
- Matt Ryan acquired during the offseason for a 3rd round pick
- Reich fired November 7th after 3-5-1 start
Record (Philadelphia Eagles):
2016 Regular Season: 7-9
2017 Regular Season: 13-3, Super Bowl Champs
Never won division as head coach – finished 2nd 3 times and 3rd 1 time.
- 2016: 16th in total offense, 24th in passing yards, 11th in rushing yards, 12th in scoring offense
- 2017: 3rd in total offense, 13th in passing yards, 3rd in rushing yards, 4th in scoring offense
Two years as Carson Wentz’s offensive coordinator after he was drafted 2nd overall in 2016:
- 2016: 3,782 yards, 16 TDs, 14 INTs
- 2017: 3,296 yards, 33 TDs, 7 INTs
- 2017 Wentz was a Pro-Bowler and 2nd team All-Pro
* Stats via Pro Football Reference and ESPN