Finally, some good news for the New England Patriots (can't believe we're saying it, either).
After the Patriots lost the Super Bowl in heartbreaking fashion to the Philadelphia Eagles, it was expected that they would lose both coordinators as well. Matt Patricia signed his contract with the Detroit Lions on schedule.
Josh McDaniels, on the other hand, has shockingly chosen a different route.
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
This is truly a stunning development.
According to Adam Schefter, McDaniels was convinced to stay by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who contacted the Pats OC after their recent Super Bowl defeat.
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
What was said in those meetings is unknown as of now, but we do know that money talks, and Kraft has plenty of it.
The Colts opening wasn't as sexy as some of the other vacancies around the league, but the chance to coach Andrew Luck was appetizing to an offensive mind like McDaniels. Yet, he's chosen to stay with the system and surroundings he knows best.
Recap of Josh McDaniels’ career as coach of the Colts: pic.twitter.com/AQ4aZhgMab— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) February 7, 2018
And just like that, New England is loading up for yet another run for glory. It took less than a week.