Amidst a disappointing 2022 season, the Indianapolis Colts‘ head coaching situation has been in flux lately.
They fired Frank Reich after he started 3-5-1, and his successor, Jeff Saturday, did even worse by finishing the season 107.
Colts owner Jim Irsay let fans know on Twitter that his team will be patient and do its due diligence when it comes to finding a permanent head coach.
We said,as an Organization(Colts)🏈… The Coaching search would be a open minded and a thorough process…and the final decision would be strictly based on,what is best for our Franchise’s success and best for our Fans,of Colts Nation🏈👍🏽..Final decision coming in Days not Hours🏈
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) February 7, 2023
When Indianapolis hired Saturday in early November, it faced lots of ridicule for that decision, as Saturday’s only coaching experience to that point was at Hebron Christian Academy, a private Christian school in a small town that is on the outskirts of the greater Atlanta area.
You would think that one must pay his dues and work up the ranks before becoming an NFL head coach, yet Saturday has been mentioned as one of the candidates to become the Colts’ permanent head man.
But the team has other problems other than who will wear the big headset on the sideline for it next season.
The trade for veteran quarterback Matt Ryan last offseason has been proven to be a flop, as he put up anemic numbers this year and was benched late in the season.
In fact, Saturday made Ryan his third-string QB for the last three games of the schedule.
The decision came after the Colts suffered a once-in-a-generation embarrassment by blowing a 33-0 halftime lead and losing by three points in overtime to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15.
Indianapolis will have a lot of work to do in order to return to the playoffs, but it will all start with who will be its next head coach.NEXT: NFL Insider Shares Hilarious Comparison For Colts HC Search