Colts Head Coach Search Down To Two Finalists

Josh McDaniels

This will mark the second National Football League head coaching gig for McDaniels as he held an 11-17 record with the Denver Broncos in 2009-10.

Fox 59 reporter Mike Chappell tweeted that the two sides are "close," and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the Colts are "expected" to hire McDaniels.

The Colts could be the right job for McDaniels, who has a great relationship with general manager Chris Ballard. After going just 8-8 in his first season, McDaniels was sacked by the Broncos after getting off to a 3-9 start in 2010.

NFL.com and the NFL Network are reporting that the Indianapolis Colts are expected to hire Josh McDaniels, now the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, as the team's next head coach. While there have been rumblings that he may prefer to coach the Titans now that Mike Mularkey has parted ways with the team, La Canfora was told that is a long shot. McDaniels had to have some sort of assurance that Andrew Luck would be good to go in 2018 to accept the Colts' job over those other teams that were courting him, so let's assume Luck is under center for the sake of this exercise. Many think the Patriots made him next in line for the offensive coordinator job after Brian Daboll left for Alabama (and then the Buffalo Bills this weekend), and as such, it's no surprise to see him be the favorite for the job. It was followed by one season as the Rams' offensive coordinator before deciding to return to the Patriots as the offensive coordinator for the second time and has held that position ever since.

Neither coach can sign a contract until the Patriots season officially comes to an end.

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