He was part of all five of New England's Super Bowl titles since 2001.
McDaniels topped his time in New England by guiding a record-shattering offense in Sunday's 41-33 loss against Philadelphia in Super Bowl LII. He'll presumably coach against Bill Belichick and what will be a new-look staff. (Okay, maybe that Brady drop in Super Bowl 52 didn't work out, but you get the idea).
Even though Luck missed the entire 2017 season, he is still one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL. The team announced the hiring of the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator on its Twitter account. His fingerprints are marked all over the success of both Brady and the Patriots organization as a whole.
Still, the fact that McDaniels isn't actually backing out of his "wink and nod" agreement with the Colts is great news for Indianapolis, as the remaining coaching candidate pool is severely depleted from what it once was to start the interview process. In 2011, he served as offensive coordinator for the Rams before returning to the Patriots. While there are some concerns about Luck's health, McDaniels must have confidence that he will be ready for next season. Lewis is the flawless example of a player who found a way to thrive after seemingly everyone had given up on them; players like that are a specialty of both Ballard (who brought in 2017 Colts sack leaders Jabaal Sheard and John Simon) and McDaniels (who turned college lacrosse star Chris Hogan into an National Football League wideout). "But a fullback is also important because it helps dictate matchups, and McDaniels has a nice stroke of knowing how to manipulate favorable matchups through personnel groupings".