As foreseen, the Indianapolis Colts will hold Chuck Pagano and general administrator Ryan Grigson for the 2017 season, a source educated of the circumstance told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Friday.
Taking after the Colts’ season finale, Pagano told correspondents he didn’t question whether he would return next season, yet there have been no comparative open articulations by Grigson. Proprietor Jim Irsay likewise hasn’t said freely if Pagano and Grigson will be back, yet he showed a month ago that was the reasonable situation.
SportingNews.com initially reported Pagano would return.
Before the Colts’ playoff-notwithstanding misfortune to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16, Irsay told Rapoport he wasn’t expecting any “wholesale changes” to be made.
“I would say it would be unlikely for any changes to occur, honestly,” Irsay told said at Winter League Meeting. “It’s unlikely, but look, we’ll see when we sit down and thoroughly vet the season … We’ll see what happens.”
Pagano has a 49-31 record more than five seasons in Indianapolis. In the wake of managing Indy to three successive 11-5 denote that finished in an appearance in the 2014 season’s AFC Championship Game, the Colts have neglected to make the playoffs after consecutive 8-8 campaigns.
Grigson was enlisted as general manager by the Colts in January 2012 and managed a group recovery focused upon the drafting of establishment quarterback Andrew Luck and the employing of Pagano taking after Peyton Manning’s departure.
Grigson received a contract extension from the Colts last offseason in spite of Indy missing the playoffs. Nonetheless, it would seem 2017 will check Pagano and Grigson’s last opportunity to make Indy a playoff team once again.