Josh McDaniels downplays interest from Rams, 49ers: 'I have nothing to add or comment on'

Mike Petraglia
January 02, 2017 - 7:18 am

[caption id="attachment_94968" align="alignright" width="150"] Josh McDaniels[/caption] Josh McDaniels may be the hottest coaching commodity for vacancies around the NFL. But on Monday, during a conference call, he didn't talk like it. Multiple reports indicate that the 49ers have set up an interview with McDaniels for their opening after Sunday's firing of head coach Chip Kelly (along with general manager Trent Baalke). The Rams and Jaguars are also interested in talking with the Patriots offensive coordinator. "Really, nothing. I've just been working at grading the film here and getting everything nailed from the Miami [game]," McDaniels said in Monday's call. "I know there's a process in place and we've gone through that before. But, at this point, I have nothing to add or comment on." The process, which McDaniels has been through the last several seasons, includes a window during the playoff bye week - usually on the weekend - to meet with teams and discuss openings. Reports of interest in McDaniels in San Francisco, Jacksonville and Los Angeles came to light Sunday night. Tom Brady, during his weekly interview on Kirk and Callahan, said he would 'hate to lose' McDaniels to another team. All three of those teams figure to have an enormously long road ahead in terms of competing just to reach the playoffs. San Francisco finished 2-14, Jacksonville was 3-13 while Los Angeles came in at 4-12.