On Tuesday, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels told reporters he hasn’t had any contact with the Browns, despite reports that he was a possible candidate for their head-coaching job.
“I have had no contact with (the Cleveland Browns)” McDaniels said, per Doug Kyed.
McDaniels said he won’t interview for any other positions after meeting with the Packers before they hired Matt LaFleur.
“The book is closed (on head-coaching interviews this offseason). … I’ll be here moving forward,” McDaniels said, per Doug Kyed.
One report mentioned that the Patriots were preparing for McDaniels to depart for a head-coaching job, but he only interviewed with the Packers. Either way, McDaniels is in a great position and reportedly one of the highest-paid coordinators in the NFL.
It won’t be surprising to see McDaniels’ name come up again in 2020.
McDaniels, 42, 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.