Josh McDaniels confirms he will be back with Patriots next season: 'I have one of the best jobs in the world'

Ryan Hannable
January 08, 2019 - 11:45 am

Josh McDaniels will be back in New England in 2019.

Speaking on a conference call Tuesday morning, the Patriots coordinator confirmed he will be back with the team next season. McDaniels interviewed with the Packers last Friday, but they reportedly have hired Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.

"The book is closed," McDaniels said. "It is always a humbling experience to have an opportunity to interview with anybody for that position. I am thankful for the opportunity to meet with Green Bay. It always gives you greater insight into another organization and how they do things. It has been very educational for me every time I have gone through it. I have appreciated every single one of them. That was great, but I am completely focused on the Chargers and our season and finishing strong.

"I will be here moving forward."

McDaniels was also asked about what happened with the Colts last year and if that impacted things at all with other teams this season.

"I have no idea, you'd have to obviously ask them if that had anything to do with anything like that," he said. "I am grateful for the opportunity that I had, but obviously more importantly thankful for the opportunity that I have here. I have said before, I think I have one of the best jobs in the world and am grateful for the opportunity to continue competing this week against the Chargers."

As for the Browns potentially being interested in him, McDaniels declined any contact with them.

"No sir. I have had no contact with them," he said.

This will continue the narrative that McDaniels will eventually replace Bill Belichick, but only time will tell.

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