A league source tells Ben Volin of the Boston Globe that it appears Patriots OC Josh McDaniels will get to choose between the Rams, 49ers and Jaguars for a head coaching job this offseason, barring a late position becoming available.
Multiple sources have told Volin that the 49ers’ job looks like the most attractive for McDaniels, as long as he gets a guarantee that the team will commit to a true rebuild.
Volin says that it would likely take a firm four-to-five-year commitment to rebuilding this team to lure McDaniels away from the Patriots.
Rich Cimini of ESPN writes that based on what he’s seen of rookie QB Christian Hackenberg and what he’s heard from NFL evaluators, he doesn’t have a lot of faith him Hackenberg panning out for the Jets.
According to Cimini, Hackenberg’s accuracy during practices open to the media this year was “terrible, almost Tebow-esque” and reporters paid attention to him in part because “they didn’t want to get beaned by an errant fastball.“
Cimini says that Hackenberg mechanics are a big reason for his issues. People in the Jets’ organization were reportedly “stunned” that he completed four straight passes including a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ third preseason game.
Other evaluators have pointed to numerous issues for Hackenberg including: “Poor accuracy. Frustrates easily. Doesn’t like to get hit. Looks at the rush, doesn’t feel it. Work to do above the neck.“
Even with the obvious issues, Cimini doesn’t think the Jets are ready to give up on him, but concerns remain about how he’ll develop in the coming years.