Josh McDaniels is drawing interest from multiple teams looking for a new head coach, but the Patriots offensive coordinator isn’t necessarily interested in some of the openings.
McDaniels turned down an interview with the Bengals, according to NFL Network, which cited an unidentified source. Cincinnati fired coach Marvin Lewis earlier this week following a disappointing 6-10 season, his 16th at the helm.
If you’re wondering when Josh McDaniels’ interview with the #Bengals is happening, it apparently won’t. Source says McDaniels is passing on Cincy’s request.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 3, 2019
But there’s at least one team McDaniels is interested in if he ends up pursuing a head coaching job this offseason as he’s scheduled to meet Friday with the Packers, NFL Network reported earlier this week.
McDaniels’ interview comes nearly a year after when he almost left the Patriots but then spurned the Colts. He decided not to take Indianapolis’ head coaching job in February after he already had accepted it.
New England offered McDaniels a five-year contract extension on the same day he told Colts general manager Chris Ballard he was staying with the Patriots, according to NFL.com. The deal from the Patriots reportedly made McDaniels the highest-paid coordinator in the league.