Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts have officially signed GM Ryan Grigson to a contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2019 season.
Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed that they planned to tie Grigson to HC Chuck Pagano, whom they also signed to an extension a few week ago, even though it appeared as though he could be replaced as head coach.
Grigson has also come under fire for the team’s failed roster moves such as trading a first-round pick for RB Trent Richardson and signing free agents busts. However, Irsay ultimately decided to give the two men another shot at leading them to a Super Bowl title.
Grigson, 43, began his executive career with the Eagles back in 2010 as their Director of player personnel. He spent two years in Philadelphia before leaving to become the next head coach of the Colts in 2012.
Since taking over as the Colts’ general manager, the team has produced a record of 41-23 (64.1 percent) including three playoff appearances and record of 3-3 in the postseason.