Colts ready to hire McDaniels as head coach after Super Bowl

The Indianapolis Colts remain on track to hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next head coach after Super Bowl LII.

The Colts decided to offer the job to McDaniels after a second meeting Friday to discuss shared long-term visions, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Sunday.

In the first meeting with McDaniels, Colts owner Jim Irsay did not attend. Irsay made the trip to New England with general manager Chris Ballard to participate in the second interview, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The Colts can't officially offer McDaniels a contract until the Patriots' season ends next Sunday when they play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

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Week 1: Patriots 27, Chiefs 42

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Week 2: Patriots 36, Saints 20

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Week 3: Patriots 36, Texans 33

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Week 4: Patriots 30, Panthers 33

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Week 5: Patriots 19, Buccaneers 14

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Week 6: Patriots 24, Jets 17

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Week 7: Patriots 23, Falcons 7

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Week 8: Patriots 21, Chargers 13

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Week 9: Bye

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Week 10: Patriots 41, Broncos 16

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Week 11: Patriots 33, Raiders 8

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Week 12: Patriots 35, Dolphins 17

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Week 13: Patriots 23, Bills 3

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Week 14: Patriots 20, Dolphins 27

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Week 15: Patriots 27, Steelers 24

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Week 16: Patriots 37, Bills 16

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Week 17: Patriots 26, Jets 6

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Wild Card round: Bye

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Divisional Round: Patriots 35, Titans 14

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Championship Round: Patriots 24, Jaguars 20

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McDaniels, 41, would inherit a Colts team that went 4-12 and finished last in the AFC South in 2017 under Chuck Pagano, who was fired after six seasons on Dec. 31.

Renowned for his work with Tom Brady, McDaniels would inherit the talented but oft-injured Andrew Luck with the Colts. The 28-year-old quarterback has missed 26 regular-season games the past three seasons, including all of the 2017 season following shoulder surgery.

The Colts have the third pick in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft.

McDaniels has been with the Patriots for all but three seasons since 2001. He has been the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2012, the same positions he held in New England from 2006-08.

This would be McDaniels' second stint as a head coach. He led the Denver Broncos to an 11-17 record before being fired midway through the 2010 season.

--Field Level Media

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FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: New England Patriots fans hold up a 'Not Done' sign during the game. The New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Jan. 21, 2018. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots celebrates winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots celebrates winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots hugs head coach Doug Marrone of the Jacksonville Jaguars after the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots shakes hands with Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars after the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Jan 21, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is interviewed by CBS broadcaster Tracy Wolfson after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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