It was reported today by Adam Schefter that the Indianapolis Colts have requested to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. McDaniels has worked with New England for over a decade and has served in many roles on the staff.
In 2001 McDaniels came on as a Personnel Assistant, then was promoted to a defensive assistant in 2002-2003 until he was internally promoted again to New England’s quarterbacks coach in 2004-2005. McDaniels was given the title of offensive coordinator in 2006 until 2008. During that span, he was a major factor in quarterback Tom Brady’s record-breaking 50-touchdown campaign and Randy Moss’ catching 23 touchdown receptions in the same year
When Tom Brady went down with a torn ACL in 2008, backup quarterback Matt Cassel, no career NFL starts, was forced to step in for the ailing Brady in 2008. The Patriots offense didn’t miss a beat as Cassel posted career highs in completion percentage 63.4 and passing yards (3693). Cassel also tossed 21 touchdown passes to only 11 interceptions.
According to Kevin Bowen of 1070 the Fan, Colts’ quarterback Jacoby Brissett had this to say about the Colts’ reported interest in McDaniels.
When in New England, McDaniels was Brissett’s offensive coordinator for all of 2016 and the 2017 off-season and preseason. He was a key reason why Brissett went 2-1 as a starter and posted 61.8 completion percentage, 400 yards and a 83.9 QB rating as the Patriots third string quarterback.