The NFL is expected to modify the rule on hiring coaches whose teams are still involved in the postseason, according to a report.
Judy Battista of the NFL Network reported that the league will change the rule that prevents teams from officially announcing a new hire until that coach's season is over.
McDaniels was named coach of the Colts on Feb. 6 -- two days after the Patriots ended their season with a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
In a startling reversal, McDaniels had a change of heart and informed Indianapolis later that night that he planned to remain with New England.
The Colts, who re-opened their search and named Frank Reich head coach five days later, had already hired some assistant coaches with the understanding that McDaniels would be in charge.
Under the current system, coaches with playoff teams have designated periods when they are allowed to interview for other coaching positions.