Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano reacts as he walks off the field after the game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 31, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Brian Spurlock / USA TODAY Sports
Head coach Chuck Pagano was fired Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts wrapped up the 2017 season with few bright spots. Pagano led the Colts to four wins but Indianapolis finished with its worst record since 2011, when Peyton Manning was sidelined to undergo fusion surgery on his neck.
The Chicago Bears are expected to part ways with coach John Fox after this season, multiple outlets reported on Sunday. The Bears will finish in the cellar of the NFC North for the third consecutive season under Fox, who was hired by the team in January 2015 after a four-year stint as the Denver Broncos' coach.
No full-time coach has ever been dismissed after one season with the Denver Broncos, but reports indicate that Vance Joseph could go. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Joseph will be let go after his one and only season as the team's head coach.
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is expected to resign after the season, ESPN reported Saturday night. Arians, 65, will finish up his fifth season with the team on Sunday when the Cardinals visit the Seattle Seahawks.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is expected to interview with the New York Giants in the next week and reportedly has emerged as a favorite for the team's head-coaching opening.
The Oakland Raiders are expected to pursue former Super Bowl-winning coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden with a lucrative offer that could include an ownership stake in the team, multiple outlets reported Sunday. Gruden reportedly has reached out to assistants about putting a possible staff together, including Rich Gannon as quarterbacks coach.
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