Josh McDaniels was hired to his first head-coaching job at age 32.
In fact, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported that the deal is nearing its completion.
McDaniels will be formally introduced by the Colts during a news conference Wednesday. The 41-year-old McDaniels will now move into his second stint as an National Football League head coach; he had previously spent two seasons running the Denver Broncos, before being fired in 2011. For example, McDaniels' system in New England utilized multiple running backs, and apart from the up-and-coming Marlon Mack, a lot of uncertainty exists at that position; Frank Gore, who already had plenty of mileage on his tires prior to 261 more carries this season, is a free agent who was also the lone player on the team to exceed 100 carries.
There is a legitimate argument to be made that McDaniels is a better coordinator than he is a head coach. He's won five Super Bowls with the Patriots, with the last two being as their offensive coordinator.
Whatever the case, McDaniels ultimately chose to follow through and take the Colts job. His fingerprints are marked all over the success of both Brady and the Patriots organization as a whole. Following a stop in St. Louis as the Rams coordinator in 2011, he returned to New England in 2012. Likely one of the main reasons why McDaniels took the job with the Colts is because of Andrew Luck.
"I'm definitely going to look at my future for sure", Gronkowski told reporters. At the end of the day, the Colts were the winners of the McDaniels sweepstakes.
The Pats now must replace two of Bill Belichick's most valued staff members.