Edmonton head coach Scott Milanovich becomes candidate to join Marcus Brady with Indianapolis Colts

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It’s possible that the Scott Milanovich era will be coming to an end in Edmonton before it even really began.

Former CFL quarterback and assistant coach Marcus Brady was named the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive coordinator last week and the team is rumoured to be looking at Milanovich as a potential assistant.

“With the Colts having openings on their offensive staff, can’t help but wonder if Frank Reich takes a look at Edmonton HC Scott Milanovich, who he hoped to hire in the past,” tweeted NFL insider Jason La Canfora. “Very well thought of QB guy, worked previously in Jacksonville. Smart dude.”

Brady was a quarterback with the Montreal Alouettes for two seasons (2007-08) under Milanovich before retiring to join the team’s coaching staff. He served alongside Milanovich for three years in Montreal, winning Grey Cups in 2009 and 2010.

Milanovich was hired as the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts in 2012 and brought Brady with him to serve as the team’s offensive coordinator. The pair remained in those roles for five seasons until Milanovich departed to become the quarterbacks coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017.

Milanovich spent three seasons in Jacksonville and was announced as the next head coach of the Edmonton Football Team in December 2019. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season, he has yet to coach a game with the Green and Gold.

Brady, 41, is considered a bright, up-and-coming coach in the NFL. If he wants his mentor to serve on his coaching staff with the Colts, the offer could be too tempting for Milanovich to pass up.

As per Farhan Lalji and Morley Scott, the Edmonton Football Team had not been asked for permission by the Colts to speak with Milanovich as of Monday morning regarding a potential coaching job.

Editor’s note: hours after the publishing of this article, it was reported that Milanovich resigned as the head coach of the Edmonton Football Team.