Colts owner Jim Irsay announced the four-year extension for HC Chuck Pagano and that GM Ryan Grigson also is “contractually tied with Chuck going forward.”
The Indianapolis Colts announced that they’ve agreed to a contract extension with HC Chuck Pagano.
- Ian Rapoport reports that everyone is returning for the Colts, including GM Ryan Grigson.
- According to Adam Caplan, the Colts also want to give Grigson a contract extension, who is entering the final year of his contract.
- Jason La Canfora reports that Pagano receives a four-year contract extension.
- La Canfora adds that Pagano has “overwhelming support” from the players.
It’s really incredible how quickly things changed between the Colts and Pagano. All indications were that the two sides were likely to part ways with the Colts targeting a big-name head coach to work with Andrew Luck.
However, their meeting must have really cleared the air regarding some of the reported issues between the coaching staff and front office.
Jason Cole reports that one things worked in Pagano’s favor was the fact that players love him, especially quarterbacks.
We’ll have more updates regarding Pagano’s new contract as the news is available.
Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the Colts and HC Chuck Pagano continue to discuss their future together. According to Getlin, the two sides are evaluating the possibility of working together moving forward.
Getlin points out that Pagano, technically, isn’t under contract with the Colts, which means he can’t be fired. However, they would need to agree on an extension in order him to be back in 2016.
The Colts announced Monday that no decision will be made tonight regarding their head-coaching position and Pagano’s status with the team.
Reports have said that the Colts could target a big-name head coach such as Sean Payton, seeing as they have Andrew Luck in place as their long-term quarterback. However, it appears as though there’s at least a chance Pagano could return.
Since taking over as the Colts’ head coach back in 2012, Pagano has led them to a record of 41-23 (64.1 percent) including three playoff appearances and record of 3-3 in the postseason.
It’s worth mentioning that Pagano missed 12 games during the 2012 season when he was battling cancer, and Bruce Arians filled in as the team’s head coach during this time, even though Pagano is accredited with the wins.