According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is once again atop a number of team’s wish lists for head coaching candidates.
La Canfora reports that McDaniels, who has been hesitant to take head-coaching jobs since his failed run as Broncos head coach, is open to speaking to teams this offseason and isn’t stuck on remaining in New England to eventually take over for Bill Belichick.
However, La Canfora adds that it would take a strong organization to convince McDaniels to leave New England while teams with quarterbacks in place such as the Colts and Titans are likely appeal to McDaniels.
Even with a failed stint as head coach, sources have told La Canfora that some owners and general managers view McDaniels as the “closest thing to a potential Belichick to come out of that coaching family tree.”
La Canfora points out that McDaniels has helped the Patriots to continually reinvent themselves, almost on a weekly basis while developing offensive players that were signed off the street.
Because of this, a team in a rebuilding situation could have a great deal of interest in McDaniels, according to La Canfora.
We’ll have more regarding McDaniels’ future as the news is available.