Without him, the Colts would have been the least attractive situation out of all the other head coaching vacancies in the league.
McDaniels' and Patricia's departures from the Patriots leave two openings on the Patriots coaching staff once their season is over.
The 34 year old Peetz just finished his first season as the Oakland Raiders quarterback coach, having previously served as the team's assistant quarterbacks coach (2016) and senior offensive assistant (2015). But he's been waiting for the right opportunity, the right combination of quarterback and franchise stability. While there have been rumblings that he may prefer to coach the Titans now that Mike Mularkey has parted ways with the team, La Canfora was told that is a long shot. There is no word on who potential candidates would be at this time. That kind of system has worked well enough for the Patriots to win two Super Bowls in the last three years.
Indianapolis interviewed McDaniels, Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule and former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, but ultimately walked away with the hottest name of this cycle.
The Colts can't officially offer the job or hire McDaniels until the Patriots season comes to an end.