The Indianapolis Colts have fired general manager Ryan Grigson. Jim Irsay will meet with the media at 5:30 to discuss the move.
There’s no word yet what this means for head coach Chuck Pagano, or if the Colts have Grigson’s replacement (Peyton Manning?) in mind already. But what we do know is that Ryan Grigson has been told that he’s been relieved of duties.
Grigson was hired in 2012 to replace Hall of Famer Bill Polian, and he had a good first year in rebuilding the team as he added pieces like Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Dwayne Allen, and Coby Fleener through the draft and Cory Redding in free agency. But after that, Grigson’s 2013 was as bad as his 2012 was good, as he drafted Bjoern Werner in the first round and then traded a first round pick for Trent Richardson. He also signed guys like Gosder Cherilus, LaRon Landry, Greg Toler, and others. Since then, Grigson’s results have been average and he’s added some nice developmental pieces through the draft, but it’s impossible to miss the fact that this Colts team is devoid of talent overall. They’re not build well around Andrew Luck, and they’re just not a good football team. Grigson has added some pieces that the next general manager can work with, but there’s no doubt that after five years of the Andrew Luck era the Colts weren’t talented enough.
Punter Pat McAfee made it quite clear on his thoughts on the move:
Thank God— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 21, 2017
This story will be updated.