Patriots’ Josh McDaniels Accepts Offer From Browns
The Patriots’ Josh McDaniels accepted an offer from the Browns to interview for their head coaching vacancy.
McDaniels, 43, is an interesting name to keep an eye on because of his history. Highly respected in the league for his football acumen, he is also considered a bit unreliable due to a move he pulled two years ago.
The Indianapolis Colts originally hired McDaniels to replace Chuck Pagano. It all seemed like a done deal, until suddenly the New England offensive coordinator withdrew his name from contention with no real reason being offered.
The expectation is that Josh McDaniels will accept the #Browns request to interview/meet with the organization about its head coaching vacancy, I’m told. McDaniels is ready to be a HC again.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 30, 2019
According to ESPN NFL insider Josina Anderson, McDaniels has confirmed that he will in fact interview with Cleveland brass for the opening left behind by Freddie Kitchens.
McDaniels has served as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2012. In his time with the organization he has reached four Super Bowls, winning three of them.
In his only stint as an NFL head coach, McDaniels went 11-17 in fewer than two years with the Denver Broncos between 2009 and 2010.