Earlier today, the Indianapolis Colts revealed New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would be joining the team as their new head coach just one day after the Detroit Lions announced former Pats defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will be heading their squad next year. The Colts and McDaniels had technically only come to terms on a contract when the celebratory tweet was sent out, but everyone knows that’s just a technicality… except when it isn’t.
According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, McDaniels apparently had a change of heart sometimes this afternoon and will be turning down the Colts’ offer in order to remain in New England.
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
So, uh, could that possibly mean Bill Belichick won’t return to New England? this has been an incredible week of speculating about what the future holds for the Patriots and it goes without saying that would be the cherry on top.