Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has reportedly been relieved of his duties just one year after receiving a contract extension.
Just one year after signing a three-year contract extension, it's being reported that Colts GM Ryan Grigson has been fired.
Following a 2-14 season for the Colts and Peyton Manning's subsequent departure, Grigson was hired as general manager in January 2012 along with head coach Chuck Pagano in what was then a total overhaul of the franchise.
Grigson has received much of the blame for Indy's woes the past two seasons, after several sup-par draft picks (Philip Dorsett, Bjorn Werner) and free agent signings that didn't quite pan out (Andre Johnson, Antonio Cromartie). He was also the architect behind trading the Browns a first-round pick for Trent Richardson during the 2013 season.
In 2016, the Colts missed the playoffs once again—the first time since 1998 the Colts have failed to make the playoffs in two consecutive seasons.