Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the belief around the NFL is that Patriots OC Josh McDaniels agrees to become the next head coach of the Colts.
Rapoport adds that McDaniels has indicated to potential assistant coaches to wait for him and he’s considered to be the “clear favorite” for the Colts’ job.
The one other finalist for Indianapolis is Texans DC Mike Vrabel.
McDaniels has also been linked to the Giants, but indications from the past week have made it clear that the Colts are the team to watch for him.
McDaniels, 41, began his NFL coaching career with the Patriots as a personnel assistant back in 2001. He worked his way up to offensive coordinator in New England before he departed for the Broncos head-coaching job in 2009.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go very well for McDaniels with the Broncos and he was fired during his second year with the team.
After a brief stint with the Rams as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, McDaniels returned to the Patriots and has been running their offense ever since.
We’ll have more regarding McDaniels and the Colts as the news is available.