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Eagles hire former Colts Marcus Brady as coaching consultant

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The Eagles have hired former Colts offensive coordinator Marcus Brady as a consultant, according to a league source.

ESPN’s Tim McManus and Stephen Holder were the first to report on Philadelphia bringing in Brady, who worked with Eagles coach Nick Sirianni for three seasons in Indianapolis, first as the assistant quarterbacks coach and then QB coach.

When Sirianni was hired in Philadelphia as the head coach, Frank Reich promoted Brady to be the OC with the Colts.

Brady himself played the QB position in college at Cal-State Northridge and then in the CFL for seven seasons with Toronto, Hamilton, and Montreal, ultimately winning three Grey Cups.

What’s most interesting, though, is Brady’s role in Philadelphia will be helping defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and his staff by offering an offensive perspective on attacking the second-ranked Philadelphia defense.

According to ESPN, Brady was in Philadelphia last week discussing a potential role but the Eagles wanted to hire him until after the 17-16 win over the Colts on Sunday.

Brady was fired two weeks before Reich, Sirianni’s mentor at the professional level.

The Eagles’ coach was emotional after he and his team finally put away the Colts on Sunday.

“I’m emotional because I love Frank Reich. I really do,” said Sirianni. “He’s one of the best damn football coaches I’ve ever been around. I was hoping that he and I would be able to coach against each other this game. He is one of my biggest mentors.

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