Former CFL quarterback and coach Marcus Brady has been promoted to quarterbacks coach with the Indianapolis Colts.

Colts head coach Frank Reich hired Brady as the assistant quarterbacks coach for the 2018 season. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck returned to elite form passing for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns, second most in the NFL.

Reich was a quarterback at the University of Maryland, the same school where former Argos bench boss and current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich played. Brady spent eight seasons, from 2009 to 2016, on coaching staffs with Milanovich, first in Montreal and then Toronto. That’s the Colts connection.

After seven seasons as a quarterback in the CFL with Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal, Brady was named the Alouettes receivers coach on Marc Trestman’s staff with the Alouettes in 2009 to begin his coaching career. He was elevated to Als offensive coordinator in 2012 and then took the same job with the Argos in 2013 and spent five seasons in Toronto, winning a Grey Cup with the Argos in 2017.

Brady has clearly earned the respect of Luck and the rest of the Colts coaching staff.