MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots looks on prior to Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

League exec reportedly believes Josh McDaniels-Colts situation can be traced back to DeflateGate


The bad blood between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots isn't going away anytime soon.

Josh McDaniels was supposed to become the new head coach of the Colts, but he decided to return as the offensive coordinator for the Patriots. That led Colts general manager Chris Ballard to declare that the rivalry was "back on."

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But Patriots owner Robert Kraft doesn't believe the rivalry ever went anywhere. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Kraft is still bitter about the Colts ratting out the Patriots for DeflateGate, and he made sure to bring McDaniels back to stick another dagger in the Colts.


And in case you were wondering, yes, the Patriots and Colts do play next season in Foxborough. There will be plenty of drama leading up to that game.

The Colts and Pats had several memorable battles in the 2000s between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and as Ballard said, the rivalry isn't going anywhere.