We told you earlier Saturday that Josh McDaniels was expected to return to the Patriots. Now it’s official.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports McDaniels finalized a contract with New England. He’ll be an offensive assistant for the team in the playoffs, and become the offensive coordinator in the 2012 season.
Bill O’Brien will remain the team’s offensive coordinator for the team’s playoff run. The Patriots will face the winner of the Steelers and Broncos.
UPDATE 10:23 p.m. ET: Peter King reported McDaniels will start Monday.