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Josh McDaniels Reportedly Turns Down Colts, Will Remain With Patriots

A New England Patriots helmet sitting on the bench.

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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?

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.