Colts owner and general manager Jim Ibsay told reporters that he plans to stay with the team.
Irsaid, who will be replaced as general manager in March, said he would not have made the decision to sell if he did not feel that the Colts had the talent to compete.
“I did,” Irsays comments came as he spoke with reporters after a charity golf tournament for children in Indianapolis.
“I don’t want to put a number on it.
We’ll have to see how this season goes.
But this is the way I feel.
I have faith that we can win the football championship.
We have talent.
We’re just going to have to find a way to win this year.
I believe in that.
It’s the best thing for the franchise.”
Irsay and other executives have said they will not sell the team if the NFL owners do not extend the season by two weeks.
They will be required to meet with the league owners and try to reach a deal before then.
The Colts have won five of the past six seasons.