The Colts head coaching search is reportedly down to two finalists.
General Manager Chris Ballard said at a press conference earlier this month that the decision on a new head coach rested exclusively with him, however, Ballard's choice would have to meet with Colts Owner Jim Irsay before an announcement could be made. But he is expected to make Eberflus his defensive coordinator when it becomes official. McDaniels found the job appealing too, with the presence of Andrew Luck and Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, and a respected general manager, Chris Ballard, in place.
Eberflus' expected departure adds to a number of changes on the staff even though the prominent figures - head coach Jason Garrett, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli - are returning in 2018. There was known interest between McDaniels and the Titans if they were to have a head coaching vacancy. But he's been waiting for the right opportunity, the right combination of quarterback and franchise stability. Patricia, who has been one of the hottest names in the National Football League coaching rumors circle for the last two years, reportedly had serious interest from several teams outside of Detroit, including the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals.
He has spent two different chunks of time with the Patriots. He also served as New England's offensive coordinator from 2006 through 2008 before taking a head coaching job with the aforementioned Broncos.
The Colts can't officially offer the job or hire McDaniels until the Patriots season comes to an end.