Joe Philbin isn’t headed to New York after all.
A day after multiple outlets, most notably ESPN, reported that Philbin would join old friend Ben McAdoo’s new staff with the Giants, the ex-Dolphins coach took a job with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts named Philbin their offensive line coach Friday, the same position he held briefly with the Packers a decade ago.
Philbin teams up with Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who signed a four-year contract extension earlier this month after a tumultuous 2015 season.
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How Philbin went from being reportedly hired as an assistant head coach in New York to a position coach in Indianapolis in the course of 36 hours remains unclear.
Philbin went 24-28 as the Dolphins’ head coach in parts of four seasons, and was fired after a 1-3 start in 2015.
His No. 1 job is to get his players to protect the quarterback — something he could never do in Miami. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been sacked a league-high 184 times since entering the league in 2012.
Tannehill’s counterpart in Indianapolis, Andrew Luck, missed last season’s final seven games after suffering a lacerated kidney.