It seems Josh McDaniels has a mind to take another run at manning his own operation.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that McDaniels is expected to interview with multiple teams in January , while adding that he isn't "wedded" to the idea of staying on Bill Belichick's staff with an aim to eventually take over for the six-time Super Bowl champion whenever he may step away from the game (although that scenario isn't necessarily ruled out).
La Canfora writes:
McDaniels is not averse to interviewing with teams, and undoubtedly there will be a bevy of requests in January. Contrary to a prevailing perception, he is not wedded to the idea of staying in New England to eventually take over for Bill Belichick (though it is a distinct possibility the situation unfolds in that manner)...Should the right owner approach him in the right manner, the time could be right for McDaniels to leap, even as many in the coaching community continue to anticipate he would stay in New England as long as Belichick and Tom Brady are there. With a quarter of the league possibly looking for new coaches, McDaniels will surely be selective about which teams he speaks to, but expect him to engage in multiple interviews during the bye week should the Patriots retain one of the top two seeds in the AFC.
The 39-year-old McDaniels left to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos but lasted just one-and-a-half seasons at the post. He became the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams the following season and was released from the position at the end of the campaign. McDaniels returned to New England and served as an adviser for the team's run to Super Bowl 46, and he's served as the OC ever since.
Other teams will be enamored with McDaniels' potential to transform their team into a winner, and they'd be hoping his presence and smarts could work for them, wherever it may be.