Reports surfaced last night that Chuck Pagano would be coaching his final game in Indianapolis on Sunday against the Texans. The Colts made that official following a meeting after Sunday’s game.
Ian Rapoport was the first to break the news that Chuck Pagano’s tenure as the Colts’ head coach would be coming to an end following their final game of the regular season. However, most Colts fans knew that he was a lame duck coach when the losses started to pile up in 2017.
Pagano and his wife reportedly had a meeting with Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay following the Colts’ Week 17 win over the Texans in which he was told that his stint with the Colts was over.
A win in his final game as the Colts’ head coach brought Pagano’s record to 53-43 during his six years in Indianapolis. You don’t often see NFL head coaches fired with a career record of over .500, but Pagano’s tenure had gone stale over the last three seasons going 8-8, 8-8, and 4-12.
Josh McDaniels, Dave Toub, and Matt Nagy have are rumored to be three of the top candidates for the Colts’ vacant head coaching position, according to Rapoport. Michael Silver has also reported that Tom Cable will be in consideration for the position as well this offseason.
General manager Chris Ballard inherited Chuck Pagano as his head coach during his first year as an NFL GM. Now Ballard gets to put his own head coach in place to coach the talent he has and will acquire in the future.
The rumor mill will be churning in full force and we’ll have every angle covered here at Horseshoe Heroes.
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