Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots high fives Brian Hoyer #2 and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. With that door closing, McDaniels confirmed Tuesday morning that he would be back in New England next season. The Arizona Cardinals are expected to hire Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Peter Schrager. It's not clear whether or not he is still employed as the offensive coordinator at USC.
No other head coach openings were realistic for McDaniels other than those two teams. However, McDaniels changed his mind on the day of his introductory press conference, and stayed with the Patriots.
McDaniels spurning the Colts last off-season likely was a main reason in the Browns not asking to interview him. "I can tell you in the football coaching community it's not even close to being acceptable".
McDaniels looks like one of the most qualified candidates for the job. 'OK, we're going to move forward. I wish him nothing but the best.
Add that into what happened in Denver-McDaniels had control over personnel and made a host of mistakes in his 2009-2010 tenure with the team-and it's possible that teams are starting to see McDaniels as too mercurial for the position. As the NFL continues to shift toward potent passing offenses, the copycat league is looking for the next Sean McVay (the L.A. Rams coach known for his offensive schemes). He returned to New England in 2012, where he'll apparently remain for the foreseeable future.
No need to cue up any travelin' music for Josh McDaniels. The Arizona Cardinals announced Kingsbury has been named the franchise's new head coach Tuesday.
McDaniels accepted the Colts' offer to become their head coach past year, even hiring assistant coaches, only to back out of the verbal deal the day before he was to be introduced by the franchise.
This leaves only one team left for Flores - the Dolphins - who are apparently very interested.