Colts owner Jim Irsay wants to hire Jeff Saturday, but not everyone is on board


Jeff Saturday declared that he would be interested in someday taking a full-time coaching position in the NFL after being named the Colts’ interim head coach. After leading the Colts in their final eight contests of the 2022 season, Saturday might get his desire.

Jim Irsay, the owner of the Colts, wants to hire Saturday. Anderson claims that several Irsay-related employees are opposed to Saturday taking the team’s managerial position.

According to reports, Saturday will meet with the Colts again after they unexpectedly named him interim coach after firing Frank Reich following a 3-5-1 start to the 2022 campaign. Six-time Pro Bowl center for the Colts, who most recently served as an NFL television analyst, struggled on Saturday, going 0-7. The Colts’ overall record of 4-12-1 was their poorest since 2017.

An enormous lot of criticism was directed at the Colts for employing Saturday, whose previous coaching experience was at the high school level. Shortly after taking over as interim coach, Saturday was asked about the outside criticism and responded that his decision to accept the temporary role was based on his family’s credo.

In an interview with Peter King of NBC Sports, Saturday remarked, “If life isn’t an adventure, it’s not worth living.” “We long for a life filled with adventure. Our children are taught that. I explained to her that I had been involved in this sport for 25 years, both as a player and a coach as well as in the media.

“I’ve never heard of a player getting the chance to become the head coach of a team. I would want it first and foremost because I adore this company. I care about the organization as well as the players and coaches, right? This is where I forged my adulthood. My house is there. Indianapolis completely altered the course of our life. How then do you reject this? I therefore said that I would carry it through.

Although he continues to be a front-runner, Saturday is far from a lock for the Colts’ head coaching job. According to reports, the Colts have scheduled second interviews with seven applicants. These contenders include, among others, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, and Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.