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The Indianapolis Colts are not off to a very strong start to the NFL season, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, ranking just No. 30 out of 32 NFL teams in points per game. The team made one major change ahead of this week’s showdown with the Washington Commanders, benching quarterback Matt Ryan in favor of the younger Sam Ehlinger, but that wasn’t enough as the team made one much bigger change this week.

Following the team’s 17-16 loss to the Washington Commanders this weekend, the Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday that they have fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady.

“This was an incredibly hard decision, but one I felt needed to be made in the best interest of the team,” Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said in a statement on Tuesday. “I appreciate Marcus’s commitment to the organization, and he made a significant contribution to our offensive success over the last five seasons. I wish him the best moving forward.”

The team did not immediately announce who would be taking over as the Colts’ offensive coordinator or playcaller for the rest of the season.

Despite the poor offensive showing this season, the Colts are 3-4-1 and are not far behind the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South race.

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