Jim Irsay sends out a message about the Colts coaching search

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - AUGUST 17: Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay on the field before the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - AUGUST 17: Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay on the field before the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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As the Indianapolis Colts continue their search for a head coach, team owner Jim Irsay sent out a message to everyone awaiting a decision.

The Indianapolis Colts last played a game on January 8. Since then, the team has been searching for its next head coach. Now, a month later, that search continues. Indianapolis has engaged in a unique process that has involved interviewing a lot of candidates. Starting with 14 total candidates before trimming the list to eight for second interviews, the NFL world waits for Indy’s decision as the process may continue through the Super Bowl.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise though because the Colts warned that they would have this type of process. Team owner Jim Irsay reminded everyone of that on Tuesday. With several reports swirling about Indy’s interviews and pending decision, Irsay took to Twitter to explain that the franchise’s process has been “open minded and a thorough process” by design. He also expressed that the decision will be based on what’s best for the team’s success and the fans. He concluded his statement by saying that a decision should be coming in days.

Jim Irsay says Colts coaching decision coming in days

This statement comes after specific details about Indy’s “interesting” coaching search has emerged. The second round of interviews that the Colts are hosting in person has reportedly been around 12 hours for candidates and also involves a couple of hours of one-on-one time with Irsay. Additionally, the interviews have been about far more than football, as Indianapolis is trying to find the best leader for the job.

With Irsay saying a decision should be coming in days, it seems like the Colts likely have a set of finalists that they’re deciding between. However, the Colts have done a tremendous job of keeping their cards close to their chest throughout this entire process. It’s not really clear want direction the organization is leaning. For a while, it seemed like Jeff Saturday was the front-runner but with indy interviewing so many candidates, there’s no telling if that’s still the case.

Whatever the decision is, it is one that Irsay will make and a decision that will have a major impact on the franchise’s future. This choice could go a long way in determining Indy’s direction for the next five to 10 years. As Jim Irsay said, it’s only a matter of days until everyone finds out who will be the next head coach of the Colts.