Frank Reich just finished up his first season as the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator.
According to reports, the Buffalo Bills are interested in the former Maryland quarterback to fill their head coaching vacancy.
ESPN’s Tim McManus reports that no official paperwork to interview Reich has been filed with the league. However, contact has been made from the Bills.
Reich came to Philadelphia after two seasons with the San Diego Chargers serving the same position. The former Maryland signal caller helped quarterback Carson Wentz prepare for the 2016 season after the organization traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.
Reich served as Buffalo’s backup quarterback from 1985 to 1994. He helped engineer one of the most talked-about comebacks of all-time on Jan. 3, 1993.
The Bills rallied from a 35-3 third quarter deficit against the Houston Oilers in the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs. Reich completed 21-of-34 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns in the 41-8 comeback win.
Reich ended up playing out the final four seasons of his NFL career with three different teams. He suited up for the Carolina Panthers (1995), New York Jets (1996), and Detroit Lions (1997-98).
The Freeport, New York native also made headlines for a comeback during his days in College Park.
On Nov. 10, 1984, Reich replaced starter Stan Gelbaugh after Miami (Fla.) quarterback Bernie Kosar led the Hurricanes to a 31-0 halftime lead. Gelbaugh had actually replaced Reich when Reich suffered a separated shoulder against Wake Forest earlier in the season.
Reich ended up throwing four second half touchdowns, including a 68-yard strike to wideout Greg Hill. Miami’s Darrell Fullington had the deep pass ricochet off his hands and into the arms of Hill.
The Terps ended up winning the game 42-40 and completed the biggest comeback in college football history.