McDaniels, 41, was head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2009 and 2010 before he was sacked from the job with an 11-17 record. McDaniels has been widely rumored as a possibility to become the next coach of the Indianapolis Colts or Tennessee Titans.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported over the weekend that it is down to Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel.
Want your voice heard? On top of that, there could many changes to the roster to help get the team headed in the right direction it once was three years ago after an AFC Championship appearance.
He previously spent two seasons (2009-10) as the Cleveland Browns linebackers head coach under then head coach Eric Mangini, who of course like McDaniels, comes from the New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick's coaching tree-which makes logical sense for a potential McDaniels tie.
Making defenses afraid that Tom Brady will beat them with the pass has opened up that running game, but the Patriots have created great rushing offenses without having a ton of talent at running back.
Luck has been hung out to dry a bit by an offensive system that requires him to hold onto the ball a long time behind an offensive line that's unable to protect him.
Tennessee went 8-8 in 2016 before winning 9 games this past season, with also adding a road playoff victory earlier this month. What should be taken into consideration is that Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck has missed most of the last two seasons due to an assortment of injuries. The Colts will have to wait for the Patriots to finish their season before hiring McDaniels.