The next person in the Colts’ head-coach drama that the world needs to hear from is Andrew Luck.

Or, a casebe made, Luck is the first person the world should have heard from. Or even the only person.

How fast does Ballard have to switch gears on his own vision, while still looking side-eyed at every candidate to protect himself from another 11th-hour jilting? He’s got to be at least a little gun-shy; this was his first head-coach hire, after all.

McDaniels will be leaving the Patriots for a second time. He was their offensive coordinator from 2006-08 before becoming the Broncos head coach in 2009 and eventually returning to New England in 2012.

“He’s a great coach. … Any team would want him to be the leader of the organization,” Pats quarterback Tom Brady said of McDaniels.

As mentioned, McDaniels and Patricia aren’t the first coordinators to move on from New England — and they likely won’t be the last.

Former offensive coordinators Charlie Weis and Bill O’Brien left to become college head coaches. O’Brien parlayed his job at Penn State into becoming the head coach of the Texans.

“Nick got pulled down a little bit strange and tweaked his shoulder,” Long said. “They beat us, but Nick the next week said he was ready to go.”

Foles wouldn’t let Long know just how serious his injury was while he led the Chaparrals to the state title game.

“In reality, our philosophy of the program was winning wasn’t the most important thing,” Long said. “It was to prepare these young men to be a viable part of society and be able to handle the ups and downs that the world will hand them.”

Those lessons are a big reason why Foles is standing atop the NFL universe today.

The Jaguars upgraded, yet again, on defense through free agency. A.J. Bouye, Barry Church and Calais Campbell will provide immediate impact on a unit that already ranked sixth best in the NFL in yards allowed.

It’s time for the offense to get an upgrade, but is this too high to draft a running back? It wasn’t last year when Dallas selected Ezekiel Elliott, but Cook isn’t Elliott. That said, if the Jaguars aren’t going to make a change at quarterback and there are no star offensive tackles in this draft, Cook is the next best option, if the Jaguars stay at No. 4. This is a trade spot for a team to come up and start a run on quarterbacks.

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Gruden: Redskins to ‘experiment’ with touchback rule

“I’m sure they’re probably discussing that possibility, and you know, that’s something everybody’s looking at due to the speed of the kickoff and the injuries that might happen on kickoffs, but it’s been an exciting part of football for a long time,” Gruden said. “It’d be unfortunate if it were to be dismissed from football in my opinion. But, my opinion doesn’t really matter. I think it’s an exciting part of the game and something that’s very important to the game.”

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan has the ability to win a Super Bowl — he has the arm strength, the accuracy, the tools you need. The third overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft is the most prolific passer in Falcons history, possessing the franchise records in career yards (32,757), passing touchdowns (202) and completions (2,915). He just never has had a complete team around him. Last season was a mixed bag for Ryan, who posted the third-best completion percentage (66.3) and yardage total (4,591) of his career, along with his second-lowest touchdown total (21) and third-worst passer rating (89.0). As always with Ryan, the key is the cast around him, and while Atlanta did add a solid No. 2 receiver in Mohamed Sanu, I have concerns about the defense’s ability to rush the passer.

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
I think you can throw out Luck’s 2015 season, which was kind of a disaster, as a casualty of the injuries that dogged him for most of the year. The fact remains that he took Indianapolis to the playoffs in each of his first three professional years, advancing a level each time out. He has everything you need for success — athletic ability, speed, arm strength, accuracy and leadership qualities. Yes, he’s been saddled by a lack of roster support throughout his Colts tenure, but even after 2015, I have faith in Luck’s power to elevate a lesser team through his play.

Jaguars fans are about to get an extended look at Myles Jack.

Jacksonville defensive coordinator Todd Wash told reporters that the rookie linebacker will share reps with the starters during Wednesday’s training camp practice.

With veteran Paul Posluszny taking the day off, Jack will have a chance to show off some of the insane athleticism that triggered the team to grab the former UCLA star in the second round of the draft.

Jack was seen as a top-five pick, but spiraled down the board amid concerns over a knee injury that could eventually require surgery. After many initially projected Jack to the Jaguars at No. 5 overall, Jacksonville might have pulled off the draft’s biggest steal by grabbing him at No. 36 — a slide Jack won’t soon forget.

“It’s all motivation and I actually appreciate it. It’s made me hungry. It’s grounded me a lot,” Jack told The Rich Eisen Show in May. “It was, honestly, humiliating. It was embarrassing having to sit there, and afterwards walking out, having my girl to my left, my mom to my right, my grandmother to the right of her and having to look at them, it was a tough feeling. It wasn’t a good night, truthfully.”

Jack is expected to eventually replace Posluszny at middle linebacker, but Wednesday’s snaps aren’t a permanent promotion. With lightning-quick Telvin Smith notched on the weak side, Jack could wind up playing the SAM role as a rookie. The pairing of Smith and Jack would give the Jaguars plenty of speed and explosion, something the rookie has already shown off during camp.