The Indianapolis Colts may not have a deal set in stone with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to take the head coaching job in Indy after all.

According to a report on Sunday from Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, there is “increasing” buzz around the league that McDaniels may end up staying with the Patriots.

McDaniels apparently has not yet formally told the team that he is leaving waiting to see if current head coach Bill Belichick sticks around for another season. In the event that he does, McDaniels may stick around with a raise in salary as well as promises that he will be the next head coach for New England when Belichick does walk away.

As far as the Colts, Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub is a name being mentioned as a backup plan should McDaniels stay with the Patriots. Toub did not formally interview for the Colts gig, but he is certainly in the Colts plans.