This is probably unthinkable to some. New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels ending up as the Green Bay Packers next head coach.
McDaniels agreed to be the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts last year and then reneged on that agreement. So he’s a flake. He was 11-17 as coach of the Denver Broncos. So he’s also a loser.
But he’s also kept Tom Brady at the top of his game — except for perhaps this year — into his late 30s. You can see the obvious parallel. And what’s more, people are apparently lining up to join a potential Green Bay McDaniels’ coaching staff.
A handful of NFL assistant coaches have indicated interest in joining a McDaniels-led coaching staff in Green Bay, according to sources who spoke to Yahoo Sports on Sunday. So much so that at least one has pulled his name from consideration for a college coordinator position. While such a development doesn’t guarantee mutual interest between the Packers and McDaniels, it is an indication the Patriots assistant is maintaining a list of staff candidates if he chooses to depart New England.
Who might those coaches be?
The guy that comes immediately to mind is former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is also a flake. He was going to go to USC as their OC. Then maybe he’s going to the Rams after Sean McVay threw a job at him. Who knows what relationship Kingsbury has with McDaniels, but can you see those three guys sitting in the quarterback room? McDaniels, Kingsbury, Aaron Rodgers?
Wouldn’t be the worst scenario I could envision in today’s NFL. Probably just a dream though.
While I would be potentially more interested in Kingsbury as an OC or QB coach than McDaniels as a head coach, it’s most likely he ends up somewhere in Los Angeles. Hard to turn down USC and then also turn down a Sean McVay offensive machine.
The Packers are supposedly commencing their coaching search immediately. It’s hard to tell what that means, but McDaniels has to be on the list.