Along with Pagano, GM Ryan Grigson Will Remain with Colts

Jan 3, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson on the field before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson on the field before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports /
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While Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano will remain head coach, his general manager Ryan Grigson will also return next season:

There were widespread reports that Pagano and Grigson have a “toxic relationship“–specifically that they rarely talked to one another this past season and that the latter would occasionally override his coach’s lineup decisions.

However, apparently both sides along with owner Jim Irsay have been able to successfully settle their differences and continue their relationship:

 It’s a surprising turn of events, as it was widely reported that at least one of this head coaching, general manager duo would be dismissed this offseason, if not both.  Nevertheless, Irsay has apparently seen enough from both parties to warrant keeping them around, at least for another season.  Despite losing Andrew Luck for 9 games, the team still finished 8-8 on the season–including an improbable season finale victory against the Tennessee Titans. 

Under the Pagano and Grigson pairing, the team has gone 41-23 (.641), having won 2 AFC South Championships and made the playoffs in 3 of their 4 seasons–most notably an AFC Championship game appearance in 2014. Simply put, it’s hard to argue that the pair hasn’t won a lot of football games.