During the Super Bowl last night, PFT published a report stating that Josh McDaniels, who many had assumed would be formally named the head coach of the Colts once the Super Bowl was done, may not actually be heading to Indianapolis after all.
According to PFT, there had been “increasing chatter” throughout the day that yesterday that McDaniels may decide to not leave the Patriots, and that he had not yet informed the Pats that he was leaving.
Adam Caplan added to that report last night with the following tweet regarding where the Colts could turn next.
Rumor in coaching circles this weekend is that if he decides not to take job, #Chiefs STs coach Dave Toub becomes a potential target for head coaching job. Ballard and Toub worked together with Bears and Chiefs. https://t.co/nCpZYtFxVE
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) February 5, 2018
The belief by many is that McDaniels may be holding onto hope of being the successor to Bill Belichick, when he ultimately decides to step away from the game. McDaniels previously left his job as the offensive coordinator of the Patriots following the 2008 season to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos. There, he lasted two seasons and went 8-8 in year one, followed by a 3-9 start to the 2010 season before being fired.
Read the full report from PFT here.
The Colts and Lions are the to lone open jobs at the NFL level, and the Lions are expected to hire Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia for their opening.
With the Super Bowl now done, and preparations for the NFL Draft well underway, expect this one to play out soon.
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