Indianapolis Colts agree terms with Josh McDaniels to become head coach

Indianapolis Colts agree terms with Josh McDaniels to become head coach

Indianapolis Colts agree terms with Josh McDaniels to become head coach

In fact, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported that the deal is nearing its completion. The team announced Tuesday it has agreed to terms with former New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels as it new head coach.

McDaniels topped his time in New England by guiding a record-shattering offense in Sunday's 41-33 loss against Philadelphia in Super Bowl LII.

While McDaniels is just 41 years, this feels like it's his last chance to make it as a head coach.

For Patricia, this will be his first chance to be a head coach in the NFL.

There is a legitimate argument to be made that McDaniels is a better coordinator than he is a head coach.

The Colts need a head coach and the Patriots need clarity, and neither side has it officially.

This basically confirms Belichick will be back coaching next season, and now the team needs to find a new offensive coordinator. So one can't assume the Colts will be a quick-throwing team under McDaniels just because that was his style in New England.

For Patriots fans this is much of the same, a close heart attacks Super Bowl against an opponent that forces QB Tom Brady to attempt another hall of fame worthy comeback.

Patricia, meanwhile, whom the Giants considered for their head coaching vacancy, was ready to take the next step in his career, but not before showing honest gratitude for Belichick's mentorship.

In the last week, McDaniels had further talks with the Colts leadership but it was all a formality, at least reportedly, to discuss the transition of leadership and how things would work out after the Super Bowl.

"You realize when you're at this stage, there's a lot of great players and coaches, and you never know when you're going to get another opportunity. He's been a remarkable mentor to me, not only as a football coach but also as a man and as a friend", Patricia said.

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