Very few suspected that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would spurn the Colts and stay in New England. To their credit, the Colts were among the very few.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Colts were concerned that McDaniels may decide not to take the head-coaching job. As a result, the Colts have prepared for this contingency.
The Colts have three candidates lined up to be interviewed with the vacancy within the next 24-48 hours.
The finalists previously were McDaniels and former Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. Vrabel, however, isn’t available; he took the head coaching job in Tennessee last month.