On Monday, the Indianapolis Colts fired head coach Frank Reich and named Jeff Saturday the interim. One issue immediately presented itself in the aftermath of it all.
The Colts currently don't have anyone on the coaching staff with play-calling experience. That's a big problem, especially for Saturday who doesn't have any coaching experience whatsoever in the NFL.
Someone has to call plays for the Colts. A decision has reportedly been made.
Saturday is handing offensive play-calling duties over to Parks Frazier. He's a 30-year-old assistant who previously served as the team's pass game specialist and assistant quarterbacks coach. He has no play-calling experience at the NFL level, so this will be an audition of sorts for the young assistant.
"Another surprise in Indianapolis: #Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday is expected to have 30-year-old pass game specialist/assistant quarterbacks coach Parks Frazier serve as the offensive play-caller starting Sunday against the #Raiders, sources tell me and @RapSheet," said Tom Pelissero.
Parks Frazier played quarterback at Northeast Mississippi Community College and also Murray State. He joined Frank Reich's staff in 2018, initially helping with practice plans and call sheets.
Frazier is clearly a bright assistant and a fast-riser in the NFL coaching industry. His new role as a play-caller could end up defining his career.
Jeff Saturday will put his trust in Frazier this Sunday when the Colts play the Raiders in Saturday's debut.