New Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski could eventually become the team’s next head coach, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.
“There’s a possibility that Chudzinski could ultimately become the head coach, and this is a way of analyzing how he handles the offense and how he handles the team overall,” Cole said.
Cole adds current HC Chuck Pagano still wants to remain in place Colts’ head coach after this season, which was the main reason for moving on from Pep Hamilton.
“Chuck Pagano ultimately wants to be able to save his job, and that’s why he got rid of Hamilton, to make an effort to win this division and turn this season around, get himself into a better position to keep his job,” Cole reports. “But ultimately, he may have named his own successor as the offensive coordinator.”
Pagano has reportedly been on the hot seat for some time now, along with GM Ryan Grigson, so it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see him be the next man out in Indy.
Chudzinski in in his second season with the Colts after one year as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. He has four years of experience as an offensive coordinator in the NFL with the Browns and Panthers.
We’ll have more regarding Pagano’s future with the team as the news is available.