On November 27, 2009, he was promoted by Colts owner Jim Irsay to his position. He had previously served in other roles in the Colts football operations. He concurrently extended his contract through the 2012 season. His father was the President of the team, Bill Polian. Both Polians were fired by Irsay following the 2011 season in which the team posted a 2–14 record. On May 2, 2013 he was hired by Jacksonville Jaguars as Director of Pro Personnel.