New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could land the indianapolis colts head coaching job as the latter appears “more focused on offensive candidates," according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider. In an interview with Kirk & Callahan, Rapoport said that based on looking at the remaining candidates, McDaniels will be the logical choice for the Colts, who were originally eyeing former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, but they were beaten to the punch by the Chicago Bears.

Colts looking for ‘offensive candidates’

The other candidate, Matt Rhule, withdrew his name from consideration, saying he will stay as the head coach at Baylor. The Colts could be the right job for McDaniels, who has a great relationship with general manager Chris Ballard. In addition, the Colts already have an established quarterback in Andrew Luck, who missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury. If they are interested in McDaniels, the Colts will have to wait until the Patriots’ season ends before they can sign him to a deal. Aside from the Colts, the Bears and the New York Giants interviewed McDaniels, while the Tennessee Titans expressed interest in hiring him.

Apart from McDaniels, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and linebackers coach Brian Flores were also interviewed by different teams in their search for their next head coach.

The Arizona Cardinals interviewed both Patricia and Flores, while the Giants and the Detroit Lions interviewed Patricia.

Giants coaching search down to three

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reported that the candidates for the Giants' head coaching job are down to three – McDaniels, Matt Patricia, and Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

According to sources, Schwartz said Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks did not make the cut after the first round of interviews, while Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and former Denver Broncos assistant head coach Eric Studesville were not even considered for the job.

A report by Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News indicated that the Giants might name Patricia as their new head coach, replacing the fired Ben McAdoo.

The Lions were also interested in bringing Patricia to Detroit, where he would have the chance to work with a familiar face in general manager Bob Quinn, who was a former Patriots executive. If Patricia leaves the Patriots, Flores is expected to replace him as defensive coordinator.