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Are things trending towards Josh McDaniels going to Indianapolis?

Ryan Hannable
January 12, 2018 - 11:29 am

There haven't been many substantial rumors surrounding the Colts' head-coaching job of late, but reading in between the lines, maybe this is an indication they plan on hiring Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Colts appear "more focused on offensive candidates," and when looking at the remaining candidates, it seems McDaniels is the only logical coach left.

Former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy was a favorite, but he is now head coach of the Bears, and then on Thursday, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule withdrew his name, saying he's staying at Baylor. Other coaches to interview have included Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel and Seattle defensive coordinator Kris Richard.

Based on the "focused on offensive candidates" report, it leaves McDaniels as the only guy left.

"Josh McDaniels, the Colts job, is a very interesting one," Rapoport said Friday on Kirk & Callahan. "They had someone pull out yesterday because they are focused on offensive candidates. He's basically the only offensive candidate that they have talked to, who is still alive. So, certainly that would make a lot of sense."

The Colts' job seemingly would be the right fit for McDaniels. He reportedly has a good relationship with general manager Chris Ballard and he would also have the chance to work with Andrew Luck, who still is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

With the Patriots still in the postseason, if the Colts want to hire McDaniels it cannot be made official until the Patriots' season ends, which may make sense as to why there hasn't been much news of late when it comes to who will be the next coach in Indy.

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