“Anyone who says they know what the Colts are doing probably doesn’t know as much as they think. Team officials have gone underground, adhering to their promise to keep the details internal.
That being said, McDaniels is the most known commodity of the identified candidates. And that will understandably make him the subject of much speculation. McDaniels is reportedly a finalist for the New York Giants’ opening, too. He also interviewed with the Chicago Bears, who hired former Kansas City assistant Matt Nagy earlier this week.
As it relates to McDaniels and the Colts, here’s a fun fact: He and Ballard have the same representative, super agent Bob LaMonte. That’s not necessarily a reason to connect dots, but it’s not something to ignore, either.
As a league source explained, LaMonte has a history of trying to engineer situations where clients can work in coach-GM tandems. There have been several such arrangements in the past – whether intentional or not. They include Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman in Philadelphia in 2016, Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco in San Diego in 2013 and Pat Shumur and Mike Holmgren in Cleveland in 2011. That’s a lot of coincidences, right?
Will it happen again in 2018 in Indianapolis? We shall see...” Link
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