BREAKING: Josh McDaniels rejects Colts HC job, will return as Patriots OC
After earlier reports indicated Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was leaving to become the head coach in Indianapolis, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that he's changed his mind and will stay in New England.
Stunner: Patriots’ OC Josh McDaniels has decided NOT to accept Colts’ HC job and will remain with New England, sources told ESPN.
Bill Belichick will coach in 2018, meaning McDaniels will remain the offensive coordinator. Apparently new contract incentives from owner Robert Kraft were a major factor in McDaniels' sudden change of heart.
In the past 48 hours, Patriots owner Robert Kraft began talking with Josh McDaniels and ultimately wound up sweetening his contract, helping to entice him to remain in New England, per sources. Bill Belichick has his OC back.