Odds revealed on next Colts head coach

Josh McDaniels is back in New England after a couple of hours in Indy. So who do the Colts hire -- this time -- to be their coach in 2018? BetDSI has set odds on it.
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The Indianapolis Colts believed they had their future head coach locked up. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, the leader of the vaunted New England offense, had agreed to the job

With McDaniels in the fold and Andrew Luck returning, optimism was high in Indy. The two sides simply had to wait until after the Super Bowl for the pairing to be made official.

Apparently that was just a little too long. 

Hours after the hire was announced, McDaniels had a change of heart. He resigned from the post to keep is old one with New England.

Was McDaniels promised the Patriots' head job after Bill Belichick retires or leaves? Was he was concerned about working under Colts owner Jim Irsay?

Regardless, the Colts must move on. The team already hired several assistants to work under McDaniels -- now they'll be working for an unknown head coach.

Online sportsbook BetDSI has opened odds on the next coach of the Colts:

Who will be the Indianapolis Colts' next head coach?

Frank Reich +150 (risk $100 to win $150)
John DeFilippo +240 (risk $100 to win $240)
Dave Toub +350
Leslie Frazier +750
Matt Rhule +1000
Kris Richard +1500
David Shaw +2500
Field (all other candidates) +150

Reich is offensive coordinator of the high-powered Eagles offense that just got done winning the Super Bowl with their backup quarterback. He's also a former Colts assistant who has been endorsed by former Colts GM Bill Polian.

The Colts have already requested interviews with Reich along with Frazier, the defensive coordinator in Buffalo. 

Colts general manager Chris Ballard has a connection with Toub, the Chiefs special teams coach.

Campbell is assistant head coach of the Saints and former interim head coach of the Dolphins. An X-factor candidate could be Rhule, head coach at Baylor who interviewed for the Colts' head job before pulling out of the competition after it became clear McDaniels was their guy. ESPN is reporting the Colts may look into Rhule's interest

"The Field" also has a legitimate candidate in former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who the Colts were targeting to be OC in Indy under McDaniels. 

PICK: This is Reich's gig to lose. He's been a successful assistant since 2008 following a 14-year NFL career as quarterback. He has Indy connections and is the hottest coordinator. He's earned this opportunity. Go with Reich as the Colts' next coach. 

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Adam ThompsonStaff Analyst