BOSTON (CBS) — Josh McDaniels made national NFL headlines on Wednesday, and apparently, it was even news to him.
The Patriots’ offensive coordinator was reported to be the Browns’ third choice to be the head coach next year, behind Nick Saban and Chip Kelly. The report said that McDaniels, a native Ohioan, would “jump at” the opportunity to coach in Cleveland.
However, Adam Schefter reported Thursday that a source close to McDaniels said that the coach has not been contacted by anyone about the potential.
“[McDaniels] hasn’t thought about anything but this season all year long,” the source told Schefter.
McDaniels worked for the Rams in 2011 but re-joined the Patriots’ staff in January, after Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo was fired. He took the Patriots’ offensive coordinator job for 2012, a position he held previously from 2006-08.
McDaniels’ career head coaching record is 11-17 with the Broncos. Pat Shurmur currently holds the head coaching position for the Browns, who are 5-9.