Apparently, Josh McDaniels is not moving this season. None of the eight NFL teams the head coach opened up to, despite his extensive resume, had asked to speak with the Patriots ’offensive coordinator.
McDaniels, who resigned as Colts head coach in 2018, has long been Bill Belichik’s right-hand man in New England and recently helped turn McJones into a defender who led the Pats to the next season. But interest in McDaniels as head coach seems to have cooled, perhaps as a result of his abandonment of the Colts.
“I don’t know if this is something that should be perfect,” Ian Rapoport of the NFL network told WEEI’s Gresh & Keefe. “First of all, if people don’t know he’s going to have a conversation and they’re not very interested in the job, they won’t ask him.”
According to Rapoport, McDaniels is “basically different from any other candidate” because he may not be interested in every job. Others will probably get any interviews offered, but McDaniels has already preferred to stay in his current role rather than rise elsewhere.
“I think his lack of requests is probably related to anything, like you asked him to hire,” Rapoport said. “Otherwise you can’t go all the way.”
McDaniels said he had no regrets about rejecting Colts, who hired Frank Reich in mid-December.
“You make decisions that you think are the best decisions for yourself and your family in your life and career, which really happened at the time,” McDaniels told WEEI. “You push forward and do what you can to make those decisions right.”