Report: Josh McDaniels 'interested' in Titans head coaching vacancy

Mike Petraglia
January 06, 2016 - 4:13 pm

[caption id="attachment_104154" align="alignright" width="400"]Josh McDaniels (middle) has worked closely with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick since 2011. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Josh McDaniels (middle) has worked closely with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick since 2011. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)[/caption] Apparently the prospects of having a young franchise quarterback and the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft appeals to Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Long considered a candidate for another head coaching gig in the league, McDaniels' name surfaced once again Wednesday evening when sources told ESPN's John Clayton that the offensive guru for Tom Brady would be interested in the job of coaching the Titans, a team that finished 3-13 this past season and earned the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this week that the Dolphins would be interested in sitting down with McDaniels and Matt Patricia and interviewing both for their vacancy after Dan Campbell finished the season on an interim basis. McDaniels has been the the Patriots' OC since 2012, reassuming those duties after returning to the franchise in the 2011 playoff run when he left the same job in St. Louis late in the season. McDaniels hasn't been a head coach since being fired by the Broncos 12 games into the 2010 season. McDaniels started out 6-0 in 2009 but the team tanked, finishing 8-8 and out of the playoffs. When the Broncos started the next year 3-9, he was shown the door. The Titans fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt in November, after the team started the season 1-6 with No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota starting at quarterback. Mike Mularkey finished out the season as the team's interim head coach, and the team said this week that he would be considered as a candidate for the permanent position. DraftKings DraftKings has your shot to play for FREE in the $1 Million Fantasy Football Contest THIS SUNDAY! First place takes home $100,000! FOR FREE ENTRY, CLICK HERE.