Matt Patricia next coach of Detroit Lions, Josh McDaniels to Colts?

Hope Soto
January 16, 2018

News today that the Tennessee Titans have fired head coach Mike Mularkey could mean the Patriots have a good chance of losing offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as well.

McDaniels has served as the Patriots offensive coordinator since the 2012 season and has enjoyed two Super Bowl victories and appears to be well on his way to a third.

The Colts needed a major upgrade on offense after ranking near the bottom of the league last season, and the return of Andrew Luck along with the introduction of Josh McDaniels' offensive system should make that happen.

The relationship between franchise and coach soured quickly, and McDaniels was sacked with 12 games played in just his second season. There was known interest between McDaniels and the Titans if they were to have a head coaching vacancy.

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This is the second head coaching opportunity for the 41-year-old McDaniels; previously, he was named Denver Broncos coach at just 33. But he's been waiting for the right opportunity, the right combination of quarterback and franchise stability.

Vrabel, a former Patriots linebacker who is now the defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans, is also highly respected. There is no word on who potential candidates would be at this time.

In total, McDaniels has spent 14 of his 17 pro coaching years with the Patriots, serving mostly as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Neither coach can sign a contract until the Patriots season officially comes to an end.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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