Colts name Brian Schottenheimer quarterbacks coach

Former Jets and Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will work with Andrew Luck in 2016.

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The Indianapolis Colts have hired former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer as quarterbacks coach, the team announced Monday.

Schottenheimer replaces Clyde Christensen who left the Colts to become the Miami Dolphins’ offensive coordinator.

A 16-year NFL coaching veteran, Schottenheimer spent last season as offensive coordinator/quarterback coach at the University of Georgia. Prior to his stint with the Bulldogs, Schottenheimer served as offensive coordinator of the Rams from 2012-14 and held the same position with the New York Jets for six seasons. 

The Jets made two AFC Championship Games during Schottenheimer’s time with the team.

The son of former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, the younger Schottenheimer began his coaching career in 1997 as part of Dick Vermeil’s staff with the Rams.

With the Colts, Schottenheimer will be charged with helping Andrew Luck bounce back after an injury-shortened season in which he threw 15 touchdowns against 12 interceptions in seven games.

Indianapolis also announced the addition of Shawn Terlecky as defensive quality control coach.