“I’ve got unfinished business.”
On Wednesday morning, former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was a guest on the set of Good Morning Football and was asked about returning to coaching. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media quoted Pagano as saying “Absolutely. I’m young. I’m 57 years old. I’ve got a couple years left in me. I’ve got unfinished business. I’d love to have another opportunity, I just love being around the guys, being on gross and competing.”
The unfinished business that Pagano likely alluded to was that of winning a Super Bowl. The Colts finished 11-5 and reached the playoffs in their first three seasons under Pagano from 2012-’14, advancing a round each season. That included a trip to the AFC Championship against the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, the Colts floundered after that, dealing with injuries to quarterback Andrew Luck. It led to Luck missing 26 games from 2015-’17 and the team totaling a 20-28 record in that time.
Pagano was relieved of his head coaching duties following a Week 17 win over the Houston Texans last season. The Baltimore Ravens reportedly wanted bring bring him back as defensive coordinator this January, but it did not materialize.
On Monday, Pagano also appeared on First Things First on FOX Sports and said that Luck “got me more years than I probably deserved.”