According to Adam Schefter, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is the “favorite” to be the Titans’ next head coach now that Tennessee has officially parted ways with Mike Mularkey.
Ian Rapoport adds that the belief was that McDaniels would prefer the Titans’ job over all of the other available positions.
Recent reports have said that the Colts are the team to watch for McDaniels. However, Rapoport mentions that the health of Andrew Luck is an issue and working with Marcus Mariota is an appealing option for McDaniels.
The Giants are reportedly in the mix for McDaniels as well with one report from Sunday night saying that he’s a finalist for the job. Although, the Titans’ job being available could change his level of interest in the Giants.
McDaniels has obvious ties to the Titans, given that GM Jon Robinson worked with him while they were in New England.
McDaniels, 41, began his NFL coaching career with the Patriots as a personnel assistant back in 2001. He worked his way up to offensive coordinator in New England before he departed for the Broncos head-coaching job in 2009.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go very well for McDaniels with the Broncos and he was fired during his second year with the team.
After a brief stint with the Rams as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, McDaniels returned to the Patriots and has been running their offense ever since.
We’ll have more regarding McDaniels and the Titans as the news is available.