Report: Josh McDaniels Wanted to Coach Chargers Star

The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers to the surprise of many fans. Head coach Bill Belichick and his players did a wonderful job, and they were well prepared for this game. Well, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was prepared for Chargers star quarterback Justin Herbert. Truth is, the young quarterback didn’t have much luck against the Patriots. Albert Breer from NBC Sports has nothing but words of praise for Herbert.

“There was a really interesting moment between Josh McDaniels and Justin Herbert after that blowout win over the Chargers last season. Josh went and sought out Herbert after the game and told him, despite how Justin had played that afternoon, how much he thought of him as a player, how much he thought of him as a prospect. I know it meant a lot to Justin Herbert hearing that, and that was a result of all the work that Josh McDaniels had done in building a relationship with Justin Herbert over the course of the offseason. In fact, that’s why Josh McDaniels wanted that Chargers job. So, I think that’s evidence there how much the Patriots thought of Justin Herbert.”

Josh McDaniels respects the Chargers star, wins games with Mac Jones

Herbert is on his way to accomplish a lot of great things. He is a spectacular player, but Patriots coaches and players seem to have found a solution to his brilliance. Belichick has great quarterback, too. Rookie Mac Jones wasn’t at his best in the game against LA on Sunday but he was really successful in every other game so far.

Jones and Herbert will be seeing each other a lot. They are young and dominant. McDaniels really likes Herbert, but he has excellent quarterback on the roster.

Belichick was impressed by Jones and he got him in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Alabama product was so good that he beat Cam Newton in the quarterback competition a few months ago. The Patriots trusted him, and getting Jones was a smart and bold move for the organization. The 23-year-old will win a lot of games as a Patriots QB.