Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been on the hot seat for quite some time now and a recent report indicates that the Colts have interest in New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Colts general manager Chris Ballard has been picking Jacoby Brissett’s brain about McDaniels. Brissett was acquired from the Patriots in a trade before the start of the regular season and has become the starter with Andrew Luck continuing to rehab after offseason shoulder surgery.
Ballard has also gone on the record to praise Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub, who has been a name considered for several head coaching jobs in recent years. However, if Luck returns to full health the Colts have an incredibly compelling offer to make to bright offensive minds like McDaniels.
The Patriots offensive coordinator returned to New England in 2012 after spending 28 games as the head coach of the Denver Broncos and a season as the St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator. McDaniels was previously with the Patriots from 2001 until 2008.
At 41, he’s still incredibly young and has been considered for several head coaching opening in the past two seasons. When he was hired by the Broncos he was just 33 years old.
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