BOSTON (CBS) — How things change ever-so-quickly in the world of NFL coaching. On Sunday night, the Patriots were reportedly expecting offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to take a job elsewhere. By Monday evening, that didn’t appear to be the case anymore.
That’s because the Green Bay Packers, one of McDaniels’ likeliest of landing spots, reportedly filled their head coaching vacancy with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur. With that door closing, McDaniels confirmed Tuesday morning that he would be back in New England next season.
“I’m completely focused on the Chargers and our season and finishing it strong. And I’ll be here moving forward,” McDaniels said on his Tuesday morning conference call.
“I’ve said before, I think I have one of the best jobs in the world,” he later added.
McDaniels said that the “book is closed” on any more interviews, thanking the Packers for the opportunity to interview with them. It sounds like McDaniels knows that his hometown Cleveland Browns are not a possibility this offseason, as they’re reportedly targeting a slew of other head coaching candidates not named Josh McDaniels.
After spurning the Colts at the last minute last offseason, McDaniels has said that he dreams of being an NFL head coach again. He just may have to wait another year for that opportunity to come along.
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