According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, McDaniels is the "favorite" to take the Colts job. In the meantime, McDaniels would reunite with former New England third-stringer in Jacoby Brissett, who has proved to be a serviceable and developing fill-in for Luck. With that in mind, the Patriots could be down three members of their coaching staff in one offseason.
However, critics of McDaniels will point out that his success could simply be a byproduct of the legendary combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, whose success continues to transcend the sport of professional football.More news: Snow leaves roads sloppy in KC; unsafe wind chills looming
Meanwhile Josh McDaniels appears in line to take the head coaching vacancy with the Indianapolis Colts.
Colts' former head coach, Chuck Pagano, was let go after six seasons with the team following their win over the Texans in the final game of the 2017 season on December 31.More news: Detroit Lions' decision to wait on Matt Patricia could be telling
Here's the more important question: Does McDaniels want the Colts?
Apart from McDaniels, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and linebackers coach Brian Flores were also interviewed by different teams in their search for their next head coach.More news: Legacy of Martin Luther King celebrated in Yolo County and beyond
The Indianapolis Colts are still in the midst of their head coaching search following the firing of Chuck Pagano. The Colts will have to wait for the Patriots to finish their season before hiring McDaniels. Right now though, it appears that such a wait could clearly be worth it for the Colts, as he remains one of the top coaching options available on this year's market-and rightfully so.