The Indianapolis Colts have apparently found plenty of good potential general manager candidates after dispatching their former GM, Ryan Grigson, just last week. One of those candidates will be Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf.
The Colts have confirmed that they will interview Wolf in the coming week.
Wolf was previously interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers (still) open GM job, but withdrew his name from consideration. That coincided with a raise from the Packers.
We had wondered if that might prevent him from interviewing with the Colts and we now have our answer. It won’t.
If you were worried about Wolf departing, you should worry more now than when the 49ers came calling. Not only was Wolf not the top candidate in San Francisco, but Indianapolis presents a much better situation.
Although you could argue that both franchises have an inept owner, the Colts are a team with an established franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck. Having that solved before even walking in the door is a huge plus.
Of course, much like the 49ers, who decided to saddle their future GM with coach-in-waiting Kyle Shanahan, the Colts have also decided their coach for 2017 will remain Chuck Pagano.
Indianapolis isn’t a completely ideal situation, but it’s better than most situations a new general manager could walk into. That could make it a gig that’s too desirable to pass up if it gets offered.