After speculation that both might be out in Indianapolis, the Colts are officially retaining head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson for the future. Colts owner Jim Irsay held a press conference late on Monday evening to confirm the somewhat surprising news.
The Colts keeping Pagano and Grigson is good news for the Philadelphia Eagles. For one, it means there's one less head coaching vacancy in the NFL. The Eagles now have one less competitor in their search. Indianapolis would have provided tough competition due to the presence of franchise quarterback Andrew Luck.
Another reason why it's good news is because Grigson is staying put in Indianapolis. There was speculation that the Eagles might hire Grigson, who formerly worked in Philadelphia, to be their new personnel chief. The Eagles are expected to hire a new head of personnel to work in collaboration with vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and whomever the Eagles hire as head coach. Grigson would have been an uninspiring choice due to his struggles with the Colts. Yes, he was the guy who traded a first round pick for Trent Richardson.
Even with Indianapolis settled, the Eagles still have a number of competitors to fend off when it comes to hiring a new coach and personnel chief. Multiple teams around the league have openings they need to fill.