1) A major factor in this case was that New England hadn’t addressed his future until the past week or so. In that sense, the organization made a very strong case for him to stay and sweetened his deal a little more.
2) Life stability was another reason he chose to stay, according to Reiss and sources close to McDaniels. He experienced jumping from a couple of teams back in 2009-2010 with the Denver Broncos and 2011 with St. Louis; and did not like the impact it had on his family. So for him, his wife, Laura, and their four children, staying put seemed like the right move.
3) Also according to Reiss and close sources, McDaniels began to consider the relationships he’s made within the Patriots’ organization and what he would be walking away from. He was also still hesitant and had some reservations about the Colts.