It appears like Josh McDaniels gained’t be shifting this offseason. Of the eight NFL groups with head coach openings, none have requested to speak to the Patriots offensive coordinator, regardless of his in depth resume.
McDaniels, who backed out of the Colts head teaching job in 2018, has lengthy been Bill Belichick’s right-hand man in New England, most not too long ago serving to develop Mac Jones into the quarterback who introduced the Pats again to the postseason. But curiosity in McDaniels as a head coach appears to have cooled off, maybe because of his spurning the Colts.
“I don’t know that it’s that, as much as it has to be perfect,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport mentioned on WEEI’s Gresh & Keefe. “First of all, with him, people are not going to request him unless they know he’s going to take the interview and is very interested in the job.”
Rapoport mentioned McDaniels is “different from basically any other candidate” insofar as he could not have curiosity in each job. Others would presumably take any interview supplied, however McDaniels has already proven he’d somewhat keep at his present function than take a promotion elsewhere.
“I think his lack of requests is probably as much due to anything as much as you’re only going to request him if you’re basically going to hire him,” Rapoport mentioned. “Otherwise you’re not going to go all the way down the road.”
McDaniels mentioned in mid-December that he doesn’t have regrets over rejecting the Colts, who in the end employed Frank Reich.
“You make decisions in life and in your career that you feel like are the best decisions for you and your family, which is certainly what happened then,” McDaniels instructed WEEI. “You move forward and you do everything you can within your power to make those decisions the right ones.”