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Josh McDaniels reportedly has 5-year deal, will be paid like first-time head coach

Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2018 - 10:37 am

Why exactly did Josh McDaniels turn down the Colts' head-coaching job at the last minute to stay in New England as offensive coordinator?

A big new contract, apparently.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, McDaniels received a five-year contract extension, which will have him be paid like a first-time head coach. At one point, he will be paid $4 million a year, which is very, very high for a coordinator.

This doesn't mean McDaniels for sure will be Bill Belichick's replacement, but it certainly doesn't go against it.

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