There has reportedly been some uncertainty surrounding the Colts head coaching search in the past week, but Adam Schefter and others are reporting that Josh McDaniels will be introduced as the next head coach in Indianapolis sometime this week.
Chris Ballard’s first search for a head coach as an NFL general manager has been quite the roller coaster.
Tennessee’s firing of Mike Mularkey threw a wrench in the situation after it looked like a sure thing that Josh McDaniels would be coming to Indianapolis. The Colts’ front office did a good job of diffusing that situation quickly, but New England’s trip to the Super Bowl delayed their ability to make it official until after Super Bowl Sunday.
During the first quarter of the Super Bowl, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported that there was “increasing chatter” that McDaniels had some indecision about leaving New England.
McDaniels wouldn’t discuss his situation with the Colts after the Patriots’ emotional loss in Super Bowl 52, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter (among others) has reported that McDaniels will have an introductory press conference with the Colts in the middle of this coming week.
Nothing is official until McDaniels signs on the dotted line with the Colts. And even then, he could follow the path of his mentor Bill Belichick and change his mind after accepting the job.
However, we don’t need that sort of negative thinking after a 4-12 season. All signs are pointing to McDaniels being the next head coach in Indianapolis, and the Colts may have locked up the best coaching candidate in the market this offseason.