BOSTON (CBS) – Josh McDaniels has decided to not accept the head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts and will stay with the New England Patriots.
McDaniels had multiple interviews with the Colts, and while it’s been speculated for a while that he would take the head coaching job, it was only made official earlier Tuesday.READ MORE: Nearly Half A Million Lose Power As Nor'easter Hits Massachusetts
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that in the past 48 hours, Patriots owner Robert Kraft sweetened the deal in an effort to keep him.
The Colts said they were “surprised and disappointed” by McDaniels’ decision.READ MORE: Plymouth Homeowners Scramble For Emergency Supplies After Damage From Nor'easter
“After agreeing to contract terms to become the Indianapolis Colts’ new head coach, New England Patriots assistant coach Josh McDaniels this evening informed us that he would not be joining our team,” the Colts said in a statement.
“Although we are surprised and disappointed, we will resume our head coaching search immediately and find the right fit to lead our team and organization on and off the field.”MORE NEWS: 'The Wind Was Crazy': Almost All Of Scituate Without Power After Nor'easter
McDaniels has served as New England’s offensive coordinator for nine years over two stints, first from 2006-2008 and then again starting in 2012.