The Indianapolis Colts intend to hire Ryan Grigson as their new general manager, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Colts and @JimIrsay plan to hire Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson as their new general manager. Lawyers finalizing agreement—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2012
Grigson, 39, has served as a talent evaluator in the NFL since 1999 when he began his career as a scout for the St. Louis Rams. He has been a member of the Eagles front office since joining the team in 2004, and has served as the team’s director of player personnel since 2010.
The former offensive lineman will enter the Colts franchise with two major tasks at hand. Figure out the future of the team’s longtime franchise quarterback, Peyton Manning, and make the decision on who to select with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Colts owner Jim Irsay made the decision to fire the club’s previous general manager, Chris Polian, and vice chairman, Bill Polian, after the squad went just 2-14 this season. The Polians had run the Colts front office since the selection of Peyton Manning with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft.