Patriots' Josh McDaniels Turns Down Colts Head Coaching Job - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Patriots’ Josh McDaniels Turns Down Colts Head Coaching Job
Patriots’ Josh McDaniels Turns Down Colts Head Coaching Job Full view

Patriots OC Josh McDaniels in 2009 (Wikipedia Commons: Author: Sharanr)

Patriots’ Josh McDaniels Turns Down Colts Head Coaching Job

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has decided not to accept the head coaching position with the Indianapolis Colts and stay with his current team.

Josh McDaniels Colts head coach offer news

McDaniels, 41, had been expected to join the Colts according to reports from three weeks ago. However, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that even McDaniels’ agent Bob LaMonte told the offensive coordinator he is making perhaps the greatest mistake of his professional career by backing out of the Colts job.

Indianapolis publicly announced McDaniels as its head coach early Tuesday before he stated he had changed his mind. The Colts have since deleted the announcement from their Twitter page.

McDaniels has been the Patriots’ offensive coordinator for nine of the past 12 seasons. He guided an offense that saw Tom Brady lead the NFL in passing yards at age 40. Since joining, he has helped lead the Pats to three Super Bowl victories. His tenure included the team’s record-breaking 16-0 season in 2007, and was broken up by a three-year sojourn in which he served as head coach of the Denver Broncos for two seasons and as the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams for one.

Ironically, the situation involving McDaniels’ decision change is similar to one Bill Belichick made in 2000. That year, Belichick was promoted to be the New York Jets’ head coach after Bill Parcells stepped down. However, at his introductory press conference, Belichick announced he had decided not to accept the position. The current Patriots head coach released a hastily written resignation letter.

An explosive ESPN story published in early January detailed an alleged rift within the Patriots organization, and among the incidents writer Seth Wickersham described was one that occurred at the end of the 2017 regular season. According to Wickersham, Brady and McDaniels got into a heated verbal exchange following a poorly executed pass from the quarterback during a contest against the Buffalo Bills.

 

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Pablo Mena

Writer and assistant editor for usports.org. NY Giants and Rangers fan. Film and TV enthusiast (especially Harry Potter and The Office) and lover of foreign languages and cultures.

Latest News

Man. United Keeps Champions League Hopes Alive With 3-0 Over Aston Villa

Man. United Keeps Champions League Hopes Alive With 3-0 Over Aston Villa

Hopes for making the Champions League are still alive for Manchester United as they took care of business 3-0 against…

Billionaire Steve Cohen Makes $2 Billion Offer To Buy New York Mets

Billionaire Steve Cohen Makes $2 Billion Offer To Buy New York Mets

There have been rumors for a while now regarding who will buy the New York Mets from Fred Wilpon and…

Image Of Mike Trout Wearing A Mask While Practicing Goes Viral

Image Of Mike Trout Wearing A Mask While Practicing Goes Viral

As the MLB prepares to start its 2020 season later this month, numerous teams have begun holding practices at their…

UFC Promises Tighter Protocols For COVID-19 On Fight Island

UFC Promises Tighter Protocols For COVID-19 On Fight Island

During the absence of sports due to COVID-19, there have been many rumors about UFC’s Fight Island and whether or…

San Francisco 49ers Schedule & Ticket Info: Weekly Matchup Analysis

San Francisco 49ers Schedule & Ticket Info: Weekly Matchup Analysis

The NFL schedule has been released and with that, it means that fans can start buying tickets for the 2020…

L.A. Dodgers Sign Clayton Beeter To 60-Man Roster

L.A. Dodgers Sign Clayton Beeter To 60-Man Roster

With the MLB season set to start later this month, the Los Angeles Dodgers are making moves for their roster…

Black Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” To Be Played At NFL Games This Season

Black Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” To Be Played At NFL Games This Season

There will be another anthem alongside “The Star-Spangled Banner” at week 1 NFL games this season. According to the Associated…

University Of Alabama’s Steve Sarkisian Recovering Following Heart Surgery

University Of Alabama’s Steve Sarkisian Recovering Following Heart Surgery

After undergoing heart surgery last week, University of Alabama’s offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is expected to make a full recovery.…

Dodgers’ Mookie Betts Says He Has No Regrets In Turning Down Contract From Red Sox

Dodgers’ Mookie Betts Says He Has No Regrets In Turning Down Contract From Red Sox

In case you forgot, the Boston Red Sox traded star outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers a few…

MLB Unveils Full 2020 Season Schedule: Winners & Losers

MLB Unveils Full 2020 Season Schedule: Winners & Losers

Baseball fans got some exciting news Monday afternoon, as Major League Baseball unveiled its 2020 season schedule. Opening night will…

NBA Commissioner Silver Worried That Increase In Positive COVID-19 Cases Could Shut Down League Restart

NBA Commissioner Silver Worried That Increase In Positive COVID-19 Cases Could Shut Down League Restart

The first six NBA teams arrived at Walt Disney World on Tuesday ahead of the league’s restart later this month.…

WNBA Players Will Have Names Of Women Killed By Police Brutality On Jerseys During 2020 Season

WNBA Players Will Have Names Of Women Killed By Police Brutality On Jerseys During 2020 Season

With the WNBA slated to start its season later this month, on Monday, the league and the WNBPA agreed to…