Tonight, Shane Steichen will guide Jalen Hurts and Philadelphia Eagles offensive through Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Next year, he hopes to be coaching during the big game in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, there would be one major change. He would be a head coach in a new city. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Indianapolis Colts have identified Steichen as the lead candidate for the team’s head coaching position. However, the hiring will not be official until Super Bowl LVII is complete.
At 37 years old, Shane Steichen would be among the youngest coaches in the NFL. He kicked off his coaching career in 2010 at the University of Louisville. One year later, he transitioned to the opposite end of the ball and became a defensive assistant with the San Diego Chargers. Over time, he would make himself at home in San Diego, shifting through four different positions with the franchise from 2011 through 2020. In 2021, he moved from San Diego to Philadelphia and became the team Eagles’ offensive coordinator. In his first full season with the franchise, the Eagles have averaged 28.1 points per game with more than 6,500 total yards and a 45.9% third-down conversion rate.
The Indianapolis Colts have not experienced the success Steichen has in recent months. After nearly making the postseason in 2022, the Colts have struggled throughout the 2022-2023 regular season. Finishing with a record of 4-12-1, the Colts averaged fewer than 20 points per game while amassing fewer than 5,300 yards through 17 games. Looking ahead, the Indianapolis Colts the ability to improve through the NFL Draft in April. In the first round, CBS Sports currently projects the Colts trading up to the spot and selecting C.J. Stroud with the first pick.