The Colts are planning to fire coach Chuck Pagano, ESPN’s Mike Wells reported.
The news attributed to Wells flashed across the network’s breaking news ticker around 3:20 p.m. Thursday.
Pagano took over in 2012 and the Colts went 11-5 in each of his first three seasons. Wednesday, Wells wrote about the “toxic” relationship between Pagano and Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, who also took over in 2012.
Wells reported that Grigson is not guaranteed to remain in his job for 2016.
The Colts are 7-8 heading into Sunday’s season finale, and none of this is unexpected. They were 2-5 in games injured quarterback Andrew Luck played.
Wednesday, Pagano responded to rumors he didn’t want to return by telling reporters he would “fight [his] ass off to be the coach here.”