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Indianapolis Colts Resign Chris Ballard and Frank Reich

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, head coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, head coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard at Reich’s introductory press conference. Photograph-Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts announced Wednesday they have resigned general manager Chris Ballard and head coach Frank Reich to six-year contracts. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay released a statement on the resigning,

“In Chris Ballard and Frank Reich, we have as great a general manager – head coach combination as there is in the NFL, and I can’t tell you how proud I am to have them leading our franchise. I truly believe this football team is on the doorstep of great things, and that’s because of the culture both have cultivated in their time with the Horseshoe. Whether we are marching toward the playoffs or facing adversity, whether we are building our roster or making a difference in the community, we have the ideal leaders in Chris and Frank.”

Jim Irsay Owner and CEO of the Indianapolis Colts

The tandem of Ballard and Reich have been successful since Reich’s hiring in 2018. In the first three seasons, the Colts have had a record of 28-20. Also, the Colts have been to two playoffs in the first three seasons of this pairing.

Irsay in March spoke on what has made Reich a successful head coach is his knowledge of the quarterback position,

“But in this league, we know we are quarterback-driven and when you have a coach like him who really gives a quarterback the best chance to be great in this league, that is really special and I think that’s one of the attributes that I feel make us real Super Bowl contenders is his talent to be able to elevate a quarterback’s play to its very highest of levels.”

Jim Irsay

How Does The Extension Impact The Indianapolis Colts in the Future

The success of this pairing with Ballard and Reich has placed the Colts into Super Bowl contenders on an annual basis. So, with this paring, the Colts will be in a great paring for success in the future.

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