The Indianapolis Colts have fired GM Ryan Grigson, the team announced Saturday.
Team owner Jim Irsay discussed the decision during a press conference that evening.
Grigson has been on the hot seat for months, and rumors swirled that both he and head coach Chuck Pagano would be let go after the Colts finished their disappointing 8-8 season. But last month, Irsay told NFL Network that he didn’t plan any big changes in the offseason.
In fact, NFL Media reports that trading Romo is the Cowboys’ No. 1 priority this offseason, and the Broncos are his preferred landing place.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Sunday (via Business Insider) that the Cowboys, out of deference to their longtime quarterback, want to take care of him by trying first to move him to a championship-contending team.
It’s no secret, his No. 1 spot would be the Denver Broncos, Rapoport said. But from what I understand, that is not something the Broncos would be inclined to do.
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There’s also the challenge of Romo’s contract. At 36, an injury-prone Romo has three years and $54 million remaining on his contract. His cap number is more than $24 million in 2017 and ’18.
If the Broncos follow their inclination, then retirement is still a possibility, Rapoport said, while other teams mentioned as possible landing spots are the Texans, Bills and Bears.