Colts GM Ryan Grigson wants to keep OC Bruce Arians

  • By Kareem Copeland
  • Updated: Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:37 a.m.

Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson probably didn't expect he'd have to deal with this so quickly.

He, his staff and the coaches were taking over a 2-14 team last year. Success always results in your people being cherry-picked, but after just 12 months?

That's exactly what happened as offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has drawn interest from teams with coaching vacancies. The Chicago Bears have asked permission for an interview and others are expected to make the same request.

"We would try to do whatever we could to keep Bruce, but again, he's his own man and will make his own decisions," Grigson said on "NFL AM" on Friday.

"It's kind of a great situation we have here. It's pure speculation, but we'd love to have him back."

The front office has received some attention, too. Sources told's Albert Breer that Colts director of player personnel Tom Telesco will interview with the San Diego Chargers in Indy on Friday.

No one expected a playoff appearance so quickly for the Colts. They might lose personnel because of it.