Though they likely had an unofficial agreement, the Colts couldn't announce McDaniels as the head coach until he fulfilled his duties with the New England Patriots.
That was evident in the past two Super Bowls and this season's AFC Championship Game, when the Patriots were hit with three different moments of adversity.
The news is not a surprise, since it has been widely reported that McDaniels and the Colts were in talks about the hire since before the Super Bowl.
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 also was 11-17 as head coach of the Broncos from 2009-10.
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But there will be no finger pointing at the offense when it comes to the Patriots Super Bowl loss. He spent the 2011 season as an offensive coordinator in St. Louis before returning to the Patriots.
For McDaniels, the Colts are certainly an interesting team to take over. While there are some concerns about Luck's health, McDaniels must have confidence that he will be ready for next season.
McDaniels is said to have a handshake agreement in place with the Colts, but Florio feels "there's a unusual vibe that has been floating around" regarding the 41-year-old's future plans. McDaniels, as a Patriots disciple, was brought up the exact same way.
Patricia did the same after the Patriots' emotional loss, then welcomed the Lions job with open arms less than 24 hours later.