Colts Fire General Manager Ryan Grigson After Back-To-Back Disappointing Seasons

by NESN Staff

January 21, 2017

UPDATE (6 p.m. ET): The Indianapolis Colts have made things official. Ryan Grigson no longer is their general manager.

That wasn’t the only news owner Jim Irsay made during his press conference, though.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Indianapolis Colts reportedly are making a change.

After back-to-back 8-8 seasons in the putrid AFC South with Andrew Luck, arguably one of the most talented quarterbacks on the planet, under center, the Colts have fired general manager Ryan Grigson, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday.

Grigson became the team’s general manager in 2012, and the team had instant success with the drafting of Luck and three straight playoff appearances. The last of those playoff appearances came in 2015 when the Colts lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, otherwise known as the birth of Deflategate, which Grigson had a hand in.

But it’s been a downward trend ever since for Indy, and Grigson reportedly has paid the price for it. He still had three more seasons on his contract, too.

As for Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport had some follow-up reporting on his status.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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