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Josh McDaniels-Green Bay rumors picking up, including NFL assistants expressing interest in joining McDaniels-led staff

Ryan Hannable
December 03, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Long-time Packers coach Mike McCarthy was fired Sunday night and it didn't take long for the rumors to begin when it comes to his his replacement.

The No 1. name: Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson, a handful of NFL assistant coaches have indicated interest in joining a McDaniels-led coaching staff in Green Bay. One of which has even pulled his name from consideration for a college coordinator position.

With that being said, there's been no real indication from either camp -- the Packers' or McDaniels' -- of any interest in the opening. In fact, McDaniels reportedly signed a five-year deal with the Patriots this past offseason, which has him being paid like a first-time head coach, and he seems to be in a position to one day take over for Bill Belichick.

Also, maybe the Packers job isn't as good as some may think.

Robinson adds Packers CEO Mark Murphy has become far more involved in the decision-making of the team than ever before, including roster-building and contracts. This is something McDaniels has apparently been advised to stay away from and it is best to go to an organization where the owner is more hands off, giving the majority of the control to the coach and general manager.

So, while a marriage may make sense on paper, and to some current NFL assistants, it might not actually happen. No. 1 because of McDaniels' current situation in New England and No. 2 because of the current structure in Green Bay.

It's only Dec. 3, so this certainly will not be the only McDaniels coaching rumor between now and the end of the regular season.

Buckle up.

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