Teams looking for a fresh start at the head coaching position are going to have to look elsewhere.
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has reportedly decided to stay with the organization according to news broken by NFL Network’s Mike Giardi.
McDaniels says the "book is closed" on any more interviews for a head coaching position. Said he was appreciative of the opportunity to interview with the #Packers. Is "here moving forward." #Patriots @nflnetwork
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) January 8, 2019
McDaniels was rumored to be an option for the Green Bay Packers as Mike McCarthy’s replacement which closed after the Packers gave the reins to Matt LeFleur on a four-year deal with a fifth-year team option.
The Patriots coordinator was also linked to what would assume to be the better option in Cleveland with a young Baker Mayfield who started off his career with a promising rookie season after the firing of Hue Jackson midseason.
McDaniels started his NFL career with the Patriots in 2001 as a personnel assistant, before moving to defensive assistant from 2002-2003. McDaniels held the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach position first from 2005 to 2008 before accepting the head coaching position in Denver recording an 11-17 record before being fired.
McDaniels returned to the Patriots in 2012 after the departure of Bill O’Brien and will enter his seventh season in his second tenure as offensive play-caller.