He reversed his decision.
Josh McDaniels isn’t going anywhere. According to a report from Adam Schefter, McDaniels has decided not to accept the Colts head coaching job, and will return to the Patriots.
It’s a stunning turn of events that comes just hours after the Colts official social media pages welcomed McDaniels to Indy. An introductory press conference was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Instead, it looks like the Patriots offensive coordinator will return to New England for the upcoming 2018 season. Now the question becomes, “what made him change his mind?”
According to a report from Schefter, “Patriots owner Robert Kraft began talking with Josh McDaniels and ultimately wound up sweetening his contract, helping to entice him to remain in New England.” The news comes just two days after the Patriots lost in the Super Bowl.
Another obvious question that arises with this news is about the future of Bill Belichick. Will he return for the upcoming season?
That answer comes to us from ESPN’s Mike Reiss. He reported that Belichick will, in fact, return for next season.
Beyond that, however, is the question mark. Does Josh McDaniels have some sort of guarantee that he’ll be the Patriots’ head coach after Belichick leaves?
Stunner: Patriots’ OC Josh McDaniels has decided NOT to accept Colts’ HC job and will remain with New England, sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2018
McDaniels is almost certainly the head-coach-in-waiting in New England. It looks like the Colts will be looking for a new head coach now.