Colts hire former Jags QBs coach Scott Milanovich

The Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t the only group in the AFC South dealing with some noteworthy staffing modifications as the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and ultimately, the Houston Texans will be including brand-new coaches. In the Colts’ case, a previous Jags assistant will be signing up with the mix as previous quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich is joining his buddy Frank Reich in Indianapolis.

While his function on the personnel hasn’t been revealed, it’s thought that Milanovich will be the Colts’ quarterbacks coach as he was for Jacksonville.

Milanovich, 48, is coming off a 2020 season where he was expected to be the head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Football Team. However, with the coronavirus pandemic taking place, the CFL canceled their season, and Milanovich resigned to find NFL opportunities.

Before to 2020, Milanovich was on the Jags’ staff under Doug Marrone from 2017-19. During his first year, Milanovich aided Blake Bortles to a run where he registered 3,687 passing yards and a completion rate of 60.2%, which was good enough to get Bortles in the playoffs and an eventual extension. He also aided Gardner Minshew II to a good rookie campaign where he registered 3,271 passing yards and 21 touchdowns with a 60.6% completion rate. Minshew also won Pepsi Rookie of the Week seven times under the coaching of Milanovich.

Milanovich joins the Colts as their former quarterbacks coach, Marcus Brady, was promoted to their offensive coordinator vacancy. Brady earned a raise after Nick Sirianni left the offensive coordinator function uninhabited due to ending up being the Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.