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Colts players celebrate Chuck Pagano's return on Twitter

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 03: Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts laughs during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 03: Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts laughs during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

If there was any question members of the Indianapolis Colts were rooting for the team to retain Chuck Pagano as head coach, Monday night's surprise announcement the Colts and Pagano had reached agreement on a four-year contract extension erased all doubt.

A number of Colts players took to Twitter after the news broke to express their happiness with the day's developments.

Pagano's status had been in doubt after the Colts struggled to an 8-8 finish this season, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

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I love Chuck Pagano.. I think I speak for America when I say.. I'm extremely happy for him

— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 5, 2016

You wouldn't understand. #ChuckStays #CHUCKSTRONG pic.twitter.com/vxUelg9Tsr

— Vontae Davis (@vontaedavis) January 5, 2016

Chuck! pic.twitter.com/oCFeKH8Q1T

— Henry Anderson (@HenryAnderson91) January 5, 2016

IN CHUCK WE TRUST #coltsstrong

— D'Qwell Jackson (@DQ52) January 5, 2016

Chucky P...👌🏿

— Zachariah W. KERR (@ZachariahKerr94) January 5, 2016

Based on their reaction, it looks like the Colts are starting the offseason off with a big win.