Report: 49ers interested in Ryan Grigson for front office position

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Ryan Grigson has bounced around since the Colts fired him after the 2016 season. He was with the Browns as a senior personnel executive before joining the Seahawks as a consultant this season.

Now comes word that the 49ers are interested in Grigson for a front office job, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

It remains unknown what Grigson’s job title would be.

The Colts were 49-31 in Grigson’s five years as General Manager, with three playoff trips.

He previously worked for the Eagles as director of player personnel.

30 responses to “Report: 49ers interested in Ryan Grigson for front office position

  1. LOL….oh please get him….says EVERY FAN of EVERY OTHER TEAM IN THE DIVISION!!!!
    Way to potentially waste a franchise QB there John!!! Just ask Luck about that!!!

  2. this seems like it would be a step backwards, to say the least. what can he possibly add? i almost wonder if the owners of the 49ers have to be in the news so badly, that if they cant do it by winning, theyll lose so badly everyone takes notice.

  3. What?

    He was horrible in Indianapolis.
    He drafted Andrew Luck (a no brainer) and coasted off him for years.
    OK – he did draft one other player in 5 years – TY Hilton in the second round.
    Coby Fleener? Please ….

    What could he do for a team other than driving players to the air port?

  4. It amazes me how someone can do a flat out terrible job as a GM, and a year or 2 down the line, they are back in another front office. Scott Pioli’s reign as GM of the Chiefs was abysmal and he was rightfully fired, and now he works for the Falcons. SMH

  5. The NFL is in dire need of fresh coaching/executive talent. Some of the names being floated have had 3,4,5,6th chances to prove themselves with the same type of result.

  6. Ryan Grigson almost destroyed the career of one of the best prospects to come to the NFL, Andrew Luck. The fact that a team is looking to hire this guy, other than for a janitor position, is beyond me.

  7. The Colts 49-31 record under Grigson is incredibly deceiving. Draft and free agents were awful, and best players were holdovers from Polian era. And Luck fell into his lap, Grigson should get zero credit for that.

  8. This is the most laughable post of the day! Just ask the Colts and Browns how well he worked out for them. If the 9er’s are looking to relocate then this is the guy to help ruin your name.

  9. LOL!!

    Who on earth would give this mouthbreather a job?! He was caught red handed in the Framegate II scheme and was fired as a scapegoat by Irsay.

    People like this should never be involved in the league ever again.

    Mike Tannenbaum is the same way. He was caught with the Jets for Framegate I and he magically was re-hired after being so awful with the Jets not even realizing draft picks are important and there is a cap.

  10. kcflake says:
    January 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm
    It amazes me how someone can do a flat out terrible job as a GM, and a year or 2 down the line, they are back in another front office. Scott Pioli’s reign as GM of the Chiefs was abysmal and he was rightfully fired, and now he works for the Falcons. SMH

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    LOL!

    Pioli did a good job there. Laid the foundation for what you have now. He had numerous good moves there.

  11. Grigson sucks, there’s no doubt, but trying to blame him for Patriots cheating is like trying to blame me for the sky being blue. It is what it is.

  12. I have ben around the League for a long time. Grigson is one of the worst people and worst executives Ive ever seen. Its crazy how he continues to get jobs. People get amnesia pretty quickly

  13. I have no clue what he does in Seattle, whether a its fetching coffee for John Scheider but I dont want any chance if him taking his place. I watched what he did with the Colts after hitting the jackpot with Andrew Luck. It was a disaster and no player spoke kindly about him.

  14. There’s no such thing as a GM with a 49-31 record being available. There’s usually a bidding war for a .500 GM. The NFL is a bottom line business, and Grigson was one of the most successful (winning) GM’s in the league. If anyone out there is good at math, find out how many current GM’s have a better winning percentage than 49-31. But that’s only part of it. Grigson took over an Indy roster that had just gone 2-14. Let me repeat that, 2-14. We’ve all seen what Peyton Manning meant to the Broncos and John Elway. Manning was way beyond his prime, yet he led the Broncos to a world championship, and made Elway look like a HOF GM (Manning has a habit of that). Since Manning left Denver, Elway is on the hot seat. Manning could well be the greatest QB of all time. He was stuck in Indy with a bad roster most of his career. Manning covered up a lot of weaknesses as an old man in Denver. He obviously covered up a heck of a lot more weaknesses as a young man in Indy. So, when Indy hired Grigson they had the worst roster in the NFL, plus they needed to draft a QB. Many GM”s preferred RG3 to Andrew Luck (Google has a good memory). Grigson took over the 2-14 team, made the decision to draft Luck over RG3, and assembled a roster that went 11-5 each of his first 3 years, advancing farther in the playoffs each year. Grigson never had a losing season in 5 years, and won the Executive of the Year award. Grigson, albeit a 49-31 record, was a victim of a lot of back stabbing in Indy. He always took the high road, so he never pointed fingers at the coaches. We’ve all seen what a coaching change in Indy has done, so I don’t need to go into that. John Lynch is a stud. He’s not a bit insecure. A lot of front office people are. He can handle another tough guy in the building, and Grigson is a tough guy. Lynch has everything you want in a GM except scouting experience. Grigson has tons of experience. He helped build the Super Bowl champion Greatest Show on Turf when he was with Dick Vermeil and the Rams. He was a favorite of Andy Reid’s when he was with the Eagles. People always think you have to fire someone when you don’t win. The 49ers don’t need to fire anyone. They just need an experienced personnel guy to compliment Lynch. There’s really not a better talent evaluator available than Ryan Grigson, and it’s not even close.

  15. charliecharger says:

    January 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    There’s no such thing as a GM with a 49-31 record being available. There’s usually a bidding war for a .500 GM. The NFL is a bottom line business, and Grigson was one of the most successful (winning) GM’s in the league. If anyone out there is good at math, find out how many current GM’s have a better winning percentage than 49-31. But that’s only part of it. Grigson took over an Indy roster that had just gone 2-14. Let me repeat that, 2-14. We’ve all seen what Peyton Manning meant to the Broncos and John Elway. Manning was way beyond his prime, yet he led the Broncos to a world championship, and made Elway look like a HOF GM (Manning has a habit of that). Since Manning left Denver, Elway is on the hot seat. Manning could well be the greatest QB of all time. He was stuck in Indy with a bad roster most of his career. Manning covered up a lot of weaknesses as an old man in Denver. He obviously covered up a heck of a lot more weaknesses as a young man in Indy. So, when Indy hired Grigson they had the worst roster in the NFL, plus they needed to draft a QB. Many GM”s preferred RG3 to Andrew Luck (Google has a good memory). Grigson took over the 2-14 team, made the decision to draft Luck over RG3, and assembled a roster that went 11-5 each of his first 3 years, advancing farther in the playoffs each year. Grigson never had a losing season in 5 years, and won the Executive of the Year award. Grigson, albeit a 49-31 record, was a victim of a lot of back stabbing in Indy. He always took the high road, so he never pointed fingers at the coaches. We’ve all seen what a coaching change in Indy has done, so I don’t need to go into that. John Lynch is a stud. He’s not a bit insecure. A lot of front office people are. He can handle another tough guy in the building, and Grigson is a tough guy. Lynch has everything you want in a GM except scouting experience. Grigson has tons of experience. He helped build the Super Bowl champion Greatest Show on Turf when he was with Dick Vermeil and the Rams. He was a favorite of Andy Reid’s when he was with the Eagles. People always think you have to fire someone when you don’t win. The 49ers don’t need to fire anyone. They just need an experienced personnel guy to compliment Lynch. There’s really not a better talent evaluator available than Ryan Grigson, and it’s not even close.

    This post is laughable. First of all, Grigson didn’t choose Luck, Jim Irsay chose Luck. Secondly, Best talent evaluator available? Bjorn Werner, Trent Richardson, Phillip Dorsett in the draft. If you have all day, we can talk about his free agency disasters. Andre Johnson, Trent Cole, Laron Landry, Darius Heyward Bey, and many others i’m forgetting, because they’re forgettable. He had 2 good draft picks as a GM, TY Hilton and Ryan Kelly. And there would have been a mutiny in Indy if he hadn’t taken Kelly in 2016. The fanbase made that pick. Please stop it with the 49-31. Those Indy teams dominated an incredibly weak AFC South. They played .500 football against the rest of the league, all while having a franchise QB. Not to mention, he was a cancer in the locker room. All of the players despised him, ask Pat Mcafee and Robert Mathis. Bottom line: Grigson was a joke of a GM. And you’re not fooling anyone with that screen name Ryan. #NotCharlieCharger

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