One of the most desirable coaches on the market, Rob Chudzinski is staying right where he is.
The Indianapolis Colts have reached an agreement to keep offensive assistant Rob Chudzinski and have promoted him to associate head coach.
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According to NFL.com writer Kevin Patra, the Colts announced on Tuesday morning that they had reached an agreement on a new contract with Chudzinski, rather than let his contract expire and allow him to seek employment with other teams. Patra reported that the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers – who both have vacancies at offensive coordinator – were interested as well.
“We’re excited to keep Chud in our family,” Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. “He’s been a critical part of our operation and we’re looking forward to sharing even more success in the future.”
Chudzinski worked as the special assistant to Pagano in 2014, his first year with the team. He teamed up with offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton to create the NFL’s No. 6 yardage offense and No. 3 scoring offense. It was the first time since 2010 that the Colts had put together a top 10 offense, and was the 2nd highest scoring total in franchise history. QB Andrew Luck led the NFL with 40 TDs and finished in the top 10 of every major passing category, despite the lack of a running game.
Most importantly for the Colts is that the presence of Chudzinski maintains stability for a very young team that will in all likelihood be looking for more weapons for QB Andrew Luck in 2015.