McDaniels topped his time in New England by guiding a record-shattering offense in Sunday's 41-33 loss against Philadelphia in Super Bowl LII.
It's been reported across National Football League media for weeks that the Colts and McDaniels had a deal in place, but there's nothing stopping McDaniels from changing his mind before he officially signs a contract with the team.
McDaniels' previous head coaching stint saw him lead the Denver Broncos to an 8-8 season in 2008, before he was sacked in the next campaign with Denver 3-9.
The 42 is on Instagram! Star quarterback Andrew Luck didn't play all season, due to a nagging shoulder injury.
The smarter approach would be to contact guys like running back Dion Lewis and offensive tackle Nate Solder, two players whom McDaniels coached in New England and could not only step right in and start at positions of need, but also help the rest of the team get acquainted with schemes and terminology.
After the game, McDaniels refused to talk about the rumors about the Colts. He spent the 2011 season as an offensive coordinator in St. Louis before returning to the Patriots.
The clear favorite as general manager Chris Ballard's coaching search unfolded, the New England Patriots offensive coordinator agreed to a multi-year contract with the team Tuesday.
However, Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots' all-world tight end, virtually confirmed McDaniels' pending departure.
Patricia did the same after the Patriots' emotional loss, then welcomed the Lions job with open arms less than 24 hours later.