Bill Belichick could be losing his two coordinators and linebackers coach as his Patriots assistants continue to be at the top of NFL head coaching candidate lists.
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is reportedly one of two finalists for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job and Pats linebackers coach Brian Flores is reported to be "very much in play" to be the next Arizona Cardinals head coach.
Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated's MMQB.com, and an analyst on NBC Sports Boston's Pregame Live, reported that McDaniels and former Pats linebacker Mike Vrabel, now the Houston Texans defensive coordinator, are the final two in the running for the Colts job.
Texans DC Mike Vrabel and Pats OC Josh McDaniels make final cut for Colts — and remain in play elsewhere. And more coaching carousel nuggets. https://t.co/z4Zj5VPUcY— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 13, 2018
Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted about Flores Saturday.
Good chance the Patriots lose both coordinators to HC jobs, but LB coach Brian Flores is very much in play in Arizona, per league sources, meaning New England could potentially lose three assistants to HC jobs.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2018
The New York Post reported Friday that McDaniels, Pats defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur are finalists for the New York Giants head coaching job. The New York Daily News reported earlier in the week that all signs pointed to Patricia getting the Giants job. In addition, Patricia had been rumored to be the leading candidate for the Detroit Lions head coaching job.