Jim Caldwell is out in Indy. Is Peyton Manning next? (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Jim Caldwell fired by Indianapolis Colts

After 3 seasons as head coach of the Colts, Jim Caldwell has been fired. After winning his first 14 games at the helm (an NFL record), the Colts made the super bowl in Caldwell’s first year as head coach where they lost to the New Orleans Saints. Caldwell couldn’t survive this year’s 2-14 season though after losing franchise QB Peyton Manning.

This is the second major change in leadership of the Colts this month. Earlier, Colts owner Jim Irsay replaced Bill and Chris Polian in the team’s front office and hired Ryan Grigson as the new GM.

The Colts job is sure to be a highly coveted one with Peyton Manning on the roster and the #1 pick of the draft Andrew Luck soon to join him.

The obvious question is, “what does this move mean for Peyton’s future?” The answer to that is still unclear, but it would seem the Colts need reestablish some value for Manning by letting him return at least for preseason before making a move if they do decide to go with Stanford’s Luck his very first year. It’s all speculation at this point, but  this decision would seem to set up for a move in a new direction with Grigson, their new coach, and Luck as the new leaders in the front office, on the sidelines, and on the field.

The offseason is setting up to be a fascinating one and who end up where both as coaches and QBs will have a huge impact on fantasy drafts next year. We’ll keep you up to date on all the hiring/firings and player movement throughout the offseason right here at FantasyCPR and we’ll also have our first Mock Draft of this offseason the Friday where the now head-coach searching Colts will have the first pick. Make sure to come back and check it out!

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