INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Colts have relieved general manager Ryan Grigson of his duties with the team after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. Colts owner Jim Irsay announced the termination at a Saturday night press conference.
The Colts compiled a 49-31 record in Grigson's five seasons in charge of the front office with three playoff appearances, two AFC South titles and one trip to the AFC championship game.
Grigson signed a contract extension after the 2015 season as team owner Jim Irsay opted for continuity over change.
He had a stellar first draft, selecting franchise quarterback Andrew Luck and Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, but had come under criticism lately for several draft picks and free agent signings that didn't pan out for the team. From the entire 2013 draft, just one player remains on the roster.
Punter Pat McAfee tweeted out in support of the move.
Also during the press conference, Irsay revealed that Chuck Pagano will remain the team's head coach in 2017.
Irsay said he's working to find a replacement for Grigson. When asked about Peyton Manning's eligibility for the general manager position, he said he wasn't in the mix of candidates.
Watch the full press conference below: