New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may soon lose his top assistant. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels may become a head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, and some say he is assembling his staff.
Mike Giardi from NFL Media reported that McDaniels began assembling his staff in case he gets Dough Pederson’s job. McDaniels interviewed with the Eagles over the weekend. According to sources, he is a “prime candidate” to get the job. Hiring him is quite a challenge, and the Eagles have yet to make a decision. Insiders reveal that McDaniels’ hiring is not a certainty at the moment.
“I can tell you this from the McDaniels side: He felt like the interview went very well, talking to people around him, and he’s, as many coaches do at this point when you’re getting interviews for head coaching jobs, he’s already started to assemble a staff or inquire about potential staff,” Girardi said on NFL Network’s “Around the NFL.”
Is Josh McDaniels assembling his staff?
McDaniels has been linked to several teams and he almost became a head coach for the Indianapolis Colts in 2018. However, he changed his mind and stayed with the Patriots. Head coach Belichick didn’t give up on him, and McDaniels stayed with the team. If he leaves the Patriots now, he will put an end to a nine-year tenure with the Patriots. McDaniels was an offensive coordinator in New England for almost a decade. Seeing him go will be a hard blow for the organization.
McDaniels has worked as offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams back in the days. He was a head coach of the Denver Broncos and switched several roles with the Patriots. McDaniels turns 45 in April. Maybe Belichick will do his magic again and keep McDaniels in New England. Some say that McDaniels will take Belichick’s position following his retirement. But, the Patriots head coach doesn’t even think of retiring at this point. He is the best head coach in the NFL and the Kraft family respects that. Belichick helped the Patriots win six Super Bowls.