Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports


49ers reach out to Patriots OC Josh McDaniels about head coach job

Jan 1, 2017 at 7:34 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers are among the teams that have reached out to New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. The others, per Albert Breer of MMQB, include the Los Angeles Rams and the Jacksonville Jaguars.


49ers CEO Jed York has reportedly always been interested in bringing in McDaniels, but it is unknown how interested the offensive coordinator would be in the 49ers given the current state of the team. He is expected to garner a lot of interest from teams with head coach vacancies this offseason. McDaniels can interview with teams because the Patriots will have a bye week as they await an opponent from the Wildcard round on the AFC side of the playoffs.

McDaniels moving into a head coaching role could take some time because the Patriots are favorites on the AFC side to reach the Super Bowl, which means that he would be unable to begin assembling his staff until after New England is done with postseason play. That late start may concern some teams, but McDaniels' name has been mentioned as a hot commodity over the past few years.

McDaniels has head coaching experience having served in the role with the Denver Broncos from 2009 until 2010. He has had two stints with the Patriots as their offensive coordinator. The first was from 2006 until 2008. The second was after the Patriots hired McDaniels to act as an offensive assistant during their 2011 season playoff run. He replaced offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien in 2012 and has been with the Patriots since. Prior to that, McDaniels was the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams in 2011.

Pro Football Talk has reported that the 49ers will attack the vacant general manager position first. So, why reach out to McDaniels? There are at least a couple of possibilities. The first is that the 49ers already have one or a few general managers in mind and believe that they might have an interest in McDaniels. The second is because the Patriots' bye week would be teams' only opportunity to talk to McDaniels and any general manager that comes in might be fine with him as a head coach so the team might as well reach out.

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan won't say if team's draft decision has been made

By Kirk Larrabee
Apr 26, 2021

Do the San Francisco 49ers know who they're taking with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft? Possibly, but if they do, they're not going to tell the public before the pick is announced. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch spoke with reporters for around 30 minutes on Monday regarding the upcoming draft, which will begin Thursday evening (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) in Cleveland, Ohio. The main topic of discussion, of course, was what the 49ers will do at pick 3, and where they stand at this point in the process. There have been reports in recent days that the 49ers have made a decision and that they still are debating their decision, but either way, Shanahan wasn't about to give any hints. "So, do we know exactly who we want? Maybe,



49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says league trends don't guide his quarterback preference

By Kirk Larrabee
Apr 26, 2021

Are the 49ers looking to follow in the footsteps of the rest of the league and add a multidimensional quarterback like Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen to their roster? Not necessarily, based on what 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. With the 49ers set to add a quarterback with the third overall pick in this week's NFL Draft and a contrast in styles expected to be available to them in perceived pocket passer Mac Jones along with higher-athleticism candidates in Trey Lance and Justin Fields, there's been some discussion in the past over whether or not the 49ers will choose to follow league trends and emphasize athleticism in their selection. Shanahan addressed that topic during the 49ers' predraft press conference on Monday, saying he doesn't let any single style or



Pelissero: Patriots possibly targeting Justin Fields after 49ers reportedly narrow choice to Mac Jones vs. Trey Lance

By David Bonilla
Apr 26, 2021

The San Francisco 49ers have seemingly eliminated Justin Fields of Ohio State from contention when it comes to the No. 3 overall pick, if a Sunday-night report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is to be believed. The NFL insider says head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch have narrowed their choices down to Mac Jones of Alabama and Trey Lance of North Dakota State. Shanahan reportedly wants Jones while the 49ers' personnel department has been pushing for Lance. RELATED:



Report: Patriots working on a new contract for 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo -- just in case

By David Bonilla
Apr 28, 2021

Better safe than sorry, right? Dale Arnold of NESN reports that the New England Patriots are working on a new contract for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Yes, Garoppolo is still with the San Francisco 49ers, and this news doesn't necessarily mean that a deal is imminent. If accurate, it just means that the Patriots are getting everything in order -- just in case a trade happens. It could also mean that the Patriots believe the 49ers are likely to seek a trade. What I've been told, by a reliable source —- @Patriots are working on a new


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone