Patriots’ Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels Looking Forward to Future Head Coaching Opportunities

Published 12/29/2020, 2:04 PM EST


The New England Patriots are having a very poor season this year. They suffered yet another loss, this time to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills blew the Patriots out 38-9, as the Patriots failed to create any sparks on the offensive end.

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Perhaps it is time for offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to find a new opportunity. McDaniels spoke to the press recently about a potential head-coaching opportunity.

He said that he would love to be able to have another shot at being a Head Coach for an NFL team, “Absolutely. I definitely want to do that. I’d love to have that opportunity if it presents itself.”

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McDaniels has been the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots since 2012. This is his second stint with the New England Patriots.

In his first stint, he served several roles with the Patriots from 2001 to 2008. He was taken on-board as a personnel assistant in 2001 and served on their Super Bowl victory in 2002.

He then served as a defensive assistant from 2002 to 2003, where he once again helped coach the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2004.

After that, he became the Patriots’ quarterback coach in 2004 and helped Tom Brady lead the Patriots to another consecutive Super Bowl victory.

Josh McDaniels wants to be a Head Coach again

By 2005, McDaniels also became the offensive coordinator along with the quarterback coach. He served in that role for 3 years till 2008.

After 7 years with the Patriots, he looked for bigger opportunities. In 2009, he was hired as the Head Coach for the Denver Broncos, replacing Mike Shanahan. He was there with the franchise for 2 seasons.

In 2010, McDaniels was at the center of a controversy, in which the Nuggets’ Director of Video Operations filmed the 49ers’ practice session before a game.

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Because of McDaniels’ involvement in the hiring, he was let go from his position. After a failed stint at Los Angeles Rams, McDaniels returned to the New England Patriots.

During his second stint, he helped the Patriots to 3 more Super Bowl titles in 2015, 2017 and 2019. However, since the departure of Tom Brady, he is no longer the quarterback coach.

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Perhaps McDaniels’ second stint as the offensive coordinator has helped his reputations. As a member of the Patriots coaching staff, he has won 6 Super Bowl titles, and could finally lead a team as Head Coach to a Super Bowl title of their own.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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