General Manager Chris Ballard said at a press conference earlier this month that the decision on a new head coach rested exclusively with him, however, Ballard's choice would have to meet with Colts Owner Jim Irsay before an announcement could be made.
McDaniels and Colts general manager Chris Ballard share the same agent and are said to have a good relationship.
While these two rumors seem to be close to done deals, at least as close to done as rumors can be, right now all Patricia, McDaniels and the Patriots are exclusively focusing on is a trip to the Super Bowl in three weeks. He was sacked during his second season as head coach with the Denver Broncos, with whom he posted an 11-17 mark during the 2009-10 seasons. The 28-year-old has proven to be one of the league's top quarterbacks when on the field that can lead his team to the playoffs behind his arm.More news: Authorities: Wrong Woman Killed In Botched Murder-For-Hire
He's in the mix for those two head coaching vacancies and also could get an offer from the New York Giants, according to another report.
Another potential candidate, Kansas City offensive coordinator Matt Nagy accepted the head coaching job with the Chicago Bears on Jan 8.