FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, that interviewed to the Green Bay Packers‘ head-coaching vacancy a week, confirmed he could be returning into the Patriots in 2019.
“The book is closed,” McDaniels said Tuesday on his weekly conference call, when asked if he expects interviewing for virtually any other head-coaching tasks this year. “It is always a humbling experience to have a chance to interview with anyone for that position.
“I was grateful for the ability to meet with Green Bay; it consistently provides you insight into yet another organization of how they do things. This has been very enlightening for me everytime I’ve gone and I’ve appreciated each of them.
“I’m completely centered on the Chargers and also our season and finishing it’s strong. And I’ll be here continue “
McDaniels, but declined to pursue the Bengals job, based on NFL Network.
Last year right now, McDaniels had verbally agreed to turn into the Indianapolis Colts‘ head coach before financing out. He was asked Tuesday when he believed that affected his candidacy for some other chances this year.
“I have no idea. You’d need to obviously inquire if that had anything to do with anything such as that,” McDaniels said. “I’m grateful for that opportunity I’d had, but obviously more importantly grateful for the ability I have here. I’ve said before, I think I’ve among the better jobs on earth. I’m grateful for the ability to keep on competing this week against the Chargers.”
McDaniels, a native of Canton, Ohio, said he had no contact with the Cleveland Browns about their vacancy.
McDaniels, 42, who was head coach of the Denver Broncos in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, may enter his 16th season with the Patriots in 2019.
The Patriots host the LosAngeles Chargers within a AFC divisional-round playoff match Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET.