Colts name Brian Schottenheimer QBs coach

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - AUGUST 8, 2013: Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer of the St. Louis Rams walks onto the field before a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns won 27-19. (Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 18, 2016) – The Indianapolis Colts have put quarterback Andrew Luck’s immediate progress in the hands of Brian Schottenheimer.

A veteran of 16 NFL seasons and another three at the collegiate level, Schottenheimer on Monday was named the team’s quarterbacks coach. He replaces Clyde Christensen, who recently took a position as the Miami Dolphins’ offensive coordinator.

The Colts also named Shawn Terlecky a defensive quality control coach.

Schottenheimer is the latest addition to coach Chuck Pagano’s staff, and arguably the most significant. He will work on a daily basis with Luck, who led the team to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons before enduring an injury-plagued 2015.

Schottenheimer was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia in ’15. The previous three years he was offensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams. In 2012, his first season with the Rams, Schottenheimer helped quarterback Sam Bradford set career highs with 3,702 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and an 82.5 passer rating.

Schottenheimer’s resume also includes six seasons as the New York Jets’ offensive coordinator, four years as quarterbacks coach with the San Diego Chargers and stints as an assistant in Washington and Kansas City.

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