I don't think Ballard will have a damned thing to say about it. Until Irsay falls out of love with Pagano, nothing much will change. I'm pretty sure Ballard would have fired him before the season started, if he could have.
I honestly don't know if sitting out until next year will make any difference. Each year we all have high hopes that things will be different but each year nothing seems to change. Incredibly frustrating.