The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts finish off their respective disappointing campigns as the two meet up in IN on Sunday. Indianapolis has had some decent individual efforts this season and interim starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett has actually looked quite good at times, and with Marlin Mack in line to take over as the team's starting running back, and TY Hilton still anchoring a solid receiving corps the Colts could be back in the playoff picture in a few short seasons.
"Chuck Pagano provided Colts fans with many exciting wins and memories as head coach of the Colts".
With an arranged marriage, it was clear in early 2017 that new G.M. Chris Ballard would move on from Pagano unless Pagano accomplished enough to make it impossible.
The Colts (4-12) concluded their worst season since 2011, when Pagano's predecessor and another coach who could be entering his final game with his current club, Detroit's Jim Caldwell, was fired.
Luck has now missed 26 games over the past three seasons.
But Pagano would go 8-8 in 2015 as quarterback Andrew Luck was limited to playing in just six games. As a result, his Chuckstrong Foundation has raised millions for cancer research.
Following today's press conference, members of Indy Sports Central spotted Pagano being led into a meeting room with Jim Irsay. Last year, after scouting possible coaching replacements, Irsay kept Pagano and fired Grigson. After a trio of 11-5 seasons and two AFC South titles, the Colts had consecutive 8-8 seasons before the disappointing 2017 campaign.