He reversed his decision.
Josh McDaniels nearly broke the internet last night. The Patriots offensive coordinator made an interesting decision that will send ripples throughout several NFL organizations.
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 came just hours after the Colts official social media pages welcomed McDaniels to Indy. An introductory press conference was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon — but has since been canceled.
McDaniels will be back as the Patriots offensive coordinator next season. Now the only question that remains is, “Why did he 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.
A new report from Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reveals McDaniels met with both Kraft and Bill Belichick.
McDaniels met for hours with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, owner Robert Kraft and president Jonathan Kraft, who laid out how they felt about him and the process going forward — one that surely seems tied to Belichick’s future plans.
The immediate reaction following the news of McDaniels spurning the Colts was that Belichick is likely leaving the Patriots sooner rather than later. As it stands now, both McDaniels and Belchick will be back for the 2018 season.
Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady will be back with them. One thing is sure, the Patriots will be looking for a new defensive coordinator after Matt Patricia became the head coach of the Detroit Lions.