But the potential hits to the Patriots coaching staff don't stop there.
According to sources, Schwartz said Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks did not make the cut after the first round of interviews, while Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and former Denver Broncos assistant head coach Eric Studesville were not even considered for the job.
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McDaniels would inherit a Colts team with star quarterback Andrew Luck, whose shoulder injury is a topic of concern after he missed all of 2017 and doesn't seem to have a solid diagnosis.
Just because the Colts are expected to hire an offensive minded head coach doesn't mean they can ignore a woeful defensive unit that ranked 30th in most average points allowed per game this past season (25.2 avg. ppg). He was mentioned as a candidate for more than a couple head coaching vacancies last offseason but remained on Bill O'Brien's staff this past year. Right now though, it appears that such a wait could clearly be worth it for the Colts, as he remains one of the top coaching options available on this year's market-and rightfully so.