Colts Sign Pagano To Extension; Retain Grigson


In a move that can be construed as a surprise, the Indianapolis Colts have agreed to a contract extension with head coach Chuck Pagano.

Pagano won 11 games in each of his first two seasons and advanced one round farther in the playoffs each of those years.  In 2015, the team dropped to .500 as quarterback Andrew Luck missed more than half the year.

General manager Ryan Grigson, who has missed on seemingly every pick not named Andrew Luck has also been retained.

Terms of Pagano’s new deal are not yet known, but given that the team would have a certain amount of egg on its face if they let him go, the head coach likely segued that into a nice payday.

About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.