Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wouldn’t talk about the possibility of being named head coach of the Indianapolis Colts after the Patriots lost the Super Bowl.
The Colts were reportedly ready to make the hiring of McDaniels as their head coach official after the Patriots were eliminated from the playoffs. Now that the Super Bowl is over, the Colts are expected to name him as their head coach. But the offensive coordinator wasn’t ready to talk about that.
Right after the Super Bowl, McDaniels was asked about the Colts job. He was not ready to talk about it, deflecting the question. McDaniels replied to the question with “I’m not going to talk about that tonight.”.
There were some rumblings that McDaniels may have been getting cold feet with Indy. There were reports that me might be considering staying in New England. McDaniels had yet to tell the Patriots that he was officially leaving the organization.
While this may be true, the Colts would likely have not stopped their coaching search if they were not certain McDaniels would take the job. In fact, there were also reports that McDaniels might have a new offensive coordinator in mind for Indy.
The Colts seem to not be worried about this. It is completely understandable for McDaniels to not want to talk about the Colts minutes after losing the Super Bowl. He is obviously emotional and would want to talk about the game he was just coaching.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens with this in the next few days. McDaniels was expected to be officially announced as head coach on Monday. We will see if that is still the case.