Patriots OC Josh McDaniels says he’s staying put after not getting Packers job


Josh McDaniels isn’t going anywhere. Again.

The New England Patriots offensive coordinator, whose name seems to come up every time there is a head coaching vacancy in the NFL, says he’s staying put.

Last week, he interviewed for the Green Bay Packers position, a job that has reportedly since been accepted by Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.

Seven other teams are still in need of a head coach, but McDaniels told reporters on a conference call Tuesday morning that he’s not going anywhere.


“The book is closed,” he said. “I’ll be here moving forward. … I’ve said before, I think I have one of the best jobs in the world.”

McDaniels has won five Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. He started with the team in 2001, working in different roles until eventually becoming offensive coordinator in 2005.

Following the 2008 season, McDaniels became the head coach of the Denver Broncos, who got off to a 4-0 start in 2009 but finished the season 8-8. He was fired less than a year later after a 3-9 start.

Following a year as the Rams’ offensive coordinator, McDaniels returned to his old job with the Patriots in 2012. Last offseason, he accepted the head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts, only to change his mind and back out of the deal before the team’s planned news conference to announce his hiring.

The Patriots host the Chargers in an AFC divisional-round playoff game Sunday morning.

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