Adam Schefter on M&C: Josh McDaniels is going to be 'very picky' when it comes to taking potential head-coaching job

Ryan Hannable
December 14, 2018 - 10:41 am

Even though there are three weeks left of the regular season, head-coaching rumors are already swirling and Josh McDaniels is again at the center of them.

As of now, the Browns and Packers jobs are open with several more coming as the season comes to a close.

Appearing on Mut & Callahan Friday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter shared his thoughts on McDaniels and what his thought process may be. Schefter noted even after what happened last year with the Colts, he's still at the top of most lists and he has earned the right to be very selective.

“If he wants one, he will get one," said Schefter. "There is no doubt in my mind about that because we get on average seven head-coaching changes per year. We’ve already gotten two. We will get minimum, four or five more. There just will be. So the six, seven, eight openings, you tell me who the six, seven, eight coaches are that people are targeting, and last year when everybody hired all of these coaches, the majority of them were offensive-minded coaches. And the year before they were offensive-minded coaches. They are always offensive-minded coaches. If they are always offensive-minded coaches, who would be the top guy in that area? Josh McDaniels.

“So, that is why it was almost laughable last year when he decided to say no to Indianapolis — ‘he’ll never get a head-coaching job ever again’ — well, one year he has to wait until he’s a candidate again. That doesn’t mean he’s going to take one, either. We’ve seen how picky, and selective he can be. He should be because he is going to be a candidate every year as long as Bill [Belichick] and Tom [Brady] are there and he’s thriving in the system and he’s demonstrating the work that he does. Unless he’s entirely comfortable with that situation, he is not going to jump unlike other coordinators and coaches who when they first get an opening they can’t wait to get a head-coaching job. Josh has proven he is going to be very patient with this and very picky to the point where some people think it is a detriment when it’s not. It’s just not.”

McDaniels has been a head coach before, but of course things didn't work out in Denver.

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