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Josh McDaniels Pulls Out Of Colts Head Coaching Job After Official Announcement

Josh McDaniels has opted to not coach the Indianapolis Colts, despite the fact an official announcement was made earlier Tuesday.

McDaniels will instead remain the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Tuesday night, “Stunner: Patriots’ OC Josh McDaniels has decided NOT to accept Colts’ HC job and will remain with New England, sources told ESPN…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.”

Stunner: Patriots’ OC Josh McDaniels has decided NOT to accept Colts’ HC job and will remain with New England, sources told ESPN.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2018

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.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2018

Talk about a stunning twist. I’m not sure we’ve ever seen anything like this before. The Colts announced the decision earlier today, and said terms had been agreed to with McDaniels to become their next head coach.

Get to know Josh McDaniels, who has agreed to terms to be our new head coach: https://t.co/Gr5ePZ47wrpic.twitter.com/ivXkMNGO50

— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 6, 2018

We are excited to welcome Josh McDaniels, who has agreed to terms as our new head coach!

Press conference scheduled for Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/FIzhqIf2y4

— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 6, 2018

We will live stream Josh McDaniel’s introductory press conference on all #Colts properties:

Colts Mobile App: https://t.co/fWBx0YUrWW
Twitter: https://t.co/Ug99H0toQ3
Facebook: https://t.co/j7SCQUHWd0
Colts Website: https://t.co/L0POMCe2XTpic.twitter.com/Au99JbgxKa

— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 6, 2018

I don’t know what Patriots owner Bob Kraft had to offer McDaniels in order to stay, but I’d imagine it was something huge. The only thing worth staying as an OC instead of a head NFL coach was if you thought you would take over when Belichick retires. There’s nothing else that could justify this decision.

What a wild Tuesday night in the NFL.

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