Colts owner Jim Irsay is looking to make a big splash this offseason.
In order to help deliver another Super Bowl trophy to Indianapolis, Irsay has laid out a two-part plan.
The first part of the plan was to persuade Jon Gruden to leave the Monday Night Football booth and become the Indianapolis Colts head coach. Unfortunately, Gruden has declined the request and has ever intention to return to the booth next season, but the second part of the plan is still possible.
WTHR can confirm that the Colts have spoken to Peyton Manning about a front office job with team. Told it’s still a fluid situation.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) January 14, 2017
The Colts are still looking into putting Peyton Manning in the team’s front office.
Even though the Gruden/Peyton pairing seems unlikely, Irsay believes that adding one will eventually lure in the other.
Colts owner Jim Irsay in fact made strong push for Peyton Manning as head of football w Gruden as coach. Still hopeful to get Peyton
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 14, 2017
Ever since Peyton announced his retirement nearly a year ago, the rumblings of him potentially taking a role as a front office person have begun. Manning has been one of the more brighter minds in football and would like tot are a John Elway position with the team he played for.
Being able to persuade Peyton to give the Papa Johns commercial’s a rest and take a role in the Colts front office would obviously be the biggest splash of this offseason if Irsay can pull it off.