Two More Coaches Joining Josh McDaniels Staff with Colts

Two More Coaches Joining Josh McDaniels Staff with Colts

Football: Super Bowl LII: New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels before game vs Philadelphia Eagles at US Bank Stadium.

Both McDaniels, a close confidante of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and Patricia were two of head coach Bill Belichick's most trusted lieutenants.

In fact, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported that the deal is nearing its completion.

The Patriots' loss in the Super Bowl likely will be the last game for New England's two coordinators, both nearly certain to be named head coaches elsewhere in the next few days. Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was left answering questions on why his unit couldn't stop Eagles, who gained 538 in the 41-33 victory.

A press conference has been called by the club for Wednesday, during which the new head coach will address the media.

McDaniels' coaching staff is already taking shape.

He is once again graduating from offensive coordinator to a head coach for the Indianapolis Colts. He's been on two Super Bowl champion coaching staffs as the assistant offensive line coach on the Giants' 2007 team and the offensive line coach on the Patriots' 2014 team.

With McDaniels now in place, the Colts brass will hope he can mold Andrew Luck back into one of the elite quarterbacks in the league while steering the team back in the right direction after a few disappointing seasons. Their offense ranked in the top-10 every year with the exception of the 2014 season, in which the Patriots still wound up winning Super Bowl 49.

McDaniels, 41, will be expected to rejuvenate the form of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed all of previous year due to shoulder surgery.

However, Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots' all-world tight end, virtually confirmed McDaniels' pending departure. That's lead to speculation that he might stick around and become Belichick's eventual replacement, whenever the head coach decides to step down.

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