Steve Wilks will not interview for Colts HC job
Steve Wilks was originally set up to interview for the Indianapolis Colts’ head coaching job, but that won’t be happening.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator will not be interviewing for the position as it looks like the Colts are more focused on offensive candidates.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2018
ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells says the Colts wanted Wilks to interview earlier in the week but things didn’t work out. Now there won’t be an interview.
Carolina’s Steve Wilks, who was scheduled to interview with the Colts on Thursday, will no longer interview with the team, source confirms @RapSheet’s report. Colts wanted Wilks to interview with them earlier this week but his schedule was already full. Now no interview
— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNFL) January 12, 2018
Wilks, 48, has interviewed for the Giants and Cardinals vacancies. The Colts are casting a wide net in their search. Here are all the candidates they’ve looked at, according to reports:
#Colts interview list so far, per various reports:
> Patriots OC Josh McDaniels
> Seahawks DC Kris Richard
> Texans DC Mike Vrabel
> Panthers DC Steve Wilks
> Balyor HC Matt Rhule
> KC OC Matt Nagy (took Bears job)
I'd be stunned if they didn't sit down with Dave Toub, as well.
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) January 11, 2018
There has been some talk that the uncertainty surrounding Andrew Luck’s shoulder is scaring off some candidates.
Wilks has been with the Panthers since 2012.