This Indianapolis Colts situation is strange. They waited for weeks after their season ended to fire general manager Ryan Grigson, seemingly leaving themselves with a depleted pool of candidates to replace him.
One potential candidate who may still be available is Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf and it appears the Colts are indeed interested.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 24, 2017
As mentioned there, Wolf was previously a candidate for the San Francisco 49ers open GM job, but he withdrew his name from consideration last week. The Packers gave him a raise at the time, which draws into question whether he could or would interview for another general manager opening.
The 49ers’ opening was the first time the Packers allowed Wolf to interview for another general manager position. They blocked an attempt by the Detroit Lions to interview Wolf last year.
However, the Packers’ season was still in progress at that time, so they were within their rights to do so. Now that this Packers’ season is over, it would seem they have no such recourse, unless that was written into Wolf’s new contract.
Good news. If nothing else this may force the needed change for the Packer GM this year.
I hope you are right.
This doesn’t make sense, if the Packers let him interview.
Why give him a contract, with more money, If in the new contract, they didn’t include language precluding him from interviewing and being another teams GM? Then what’s the point?
Makes no sense.
If true…forget about the football operations aspect…
As a businessman running the Packers, that level of ineptness (oversight) would demand immediate dismissal.