Tom Brady via K&C on Josh McDaniels rumors: 'He’s under contract with our team for a long time'

Ryan Hannable
November 05, 2018 - 9:53 am

Prior to Sunday's Patriots-Packers game, there was some speculation surrounding Josh McDaniels and what his future holds in New England.

Earlier in the day, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport included McDaniels on his short list of candidates to be the next coach of the Browns, saying he's open to all head-coaching opportunities.

Appearing on Kirk & Callahan Monday morning, Tom Brady had a great deal of praise for his offensive coordinator and also noted he's under contract with the Patriots "for a long time."

“You can ask that to Josh. Josh will have as much opportunity as anyone out there because he’s the best in the league at what he does," Brady said. "Everyone is going to want that. I know the Patriots want him coaching for us. He’s under contract with our team for a long time and that is a great thing for the Patriots.”

As it relates to Sunday's 31-17 win over the Packers, Brady called it "a great team win."

“I think all of those guys at the receiver position — Josh [Gordon], Hogs [Chris Hogan], Phillip [Dorsett], and Julian [Edelman] did a great job," he said. "CP [Cordarrelle Patterson] playing running back most of the night did a great job. James White, really the only back that is playing, has taken on a lot of responsibility and doing just an incredible job with it. It was a great team win. The defense played — to limit that offense like they did to 17 points is pretty spectacular. It was just a great all-around team win. That is what we needed and what it was going to take.”

The win also came without Rob Gronkowski, who missed his second game of the year due to ankle/back injuries.

“It’s really day-to-day with him," Brady said. "He works so hard and he wants to be out there so bad and everyone wants him to be out there feeling great and feeling like he can go out and play the way he wants to play. He’s been fighting through some things and the fact we took care of business without him playing is a great thing for our team.”

The Patriots will take on the Titans next week before their bye.

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