Ryan Grigson, the Eagles director of player personnel, has been hired as the Colts general manager, the Colts announced Wednesday.

ESPN first reported the development Wednesday morning.

Grigson would take the GM job a team facing huge decisions, with the number one pick in April's draft and a choice to make on franchise quarterback Peyton Manning.

Grigson, 39, became the Eagles director of player personnel in 2010 after spending four years as the team's director of college scouting. He helped scout top college players and NFL free agents. He previously worked with the Rams.