The Indianapolis Colts are not likely to remove the interim tag on Jeff Saturday as head coach.
In a matter of seconds, Ian Rapoport delivered absolute gold on the Indianapolis Colts‘ one-of-one coaching search to the boys of The Pat McAfee Show.
Rapoport is a regular guest on the incredibly popular YouTube show. With McAfee posted up in Phoenix for Super Bowl 57, he briefly had the NFL Network insider run by his radio row set-up on a bit of a drive-by hit. Rapoport delivered the goods. He mentioned a few interesting tidbits, but most notably that the Colts are leaning against naming Jeff Saturday their full-time head coach.
Congratulations are in order, as the Colts have officially rejoined the NFL‘s other 31 franchises!
Although the Arizona Cardinals job is still open, one would expect the Colts will be the last team to fill its head-coaching vacancy.
Indianapolis Colts leaning against hiring Jeff Saturday as full-time head coach
The Colts’ coaching search has been as thorough as it has been exhausting. They are conducting a third round of interviews, which is unheard of in the NFL. Their former head coach Frank Reich was the first new head coach hired in this cycle. He went to his former team in the Carolina Panthers. Sean Payton and DeMeco Ryans now lead the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, respectively.
Arizona has taken its time in hiring its next head coach, but it looks like the Cardinals have narrowed it down to three finalists: Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. As for Indianapolis, they may want to speak with candidates that are on the Super Bowl 57 staffs.
Keep an eye on both of Philadelphia’s top coordinators Jonathan Gannon and Shane Steichen. Gannon came over to the Eagles with Nick Sirianni two years ago. He interviewed with the Texans for their head-coaching vacancy the last two years. As for Steichen, he has been a fast riser in the coaching ranks. Hiring a Sirianni protege, who was a Reich protege, would be so Colts of them…
For now, it has been a nebulous cloud of sorts surrounding the Colts’ head-coaching vacancy. With two teams to be without a head coach this late into the cycle is exceedingly rare. While we may get clarity on both fronts in a matter of days, the Colts’ coaching is considerably murkier than the one going on with Arizona. All we know is that Rapoport believes Saturday is not going to get it.
It was great while it lasted, but Saturday on Sundays is probably ending up as a 30 for 30 now.