On Saturday, it was reported Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to interview with the Eagles for their vacant head-coaching job on Sunday.
This is the first time McDaniels has been requested to interview this cycle. He’s interviewed with teams for the last several years, but ultimately has remained in New England. Of course, he accepted the Colts job in 2018, but ultimately returned to New England at the last second.
When it comes to the Eagles, it could be appealing for both sides when it comes to working with quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts, but there is one potential negative for McDaniels.
Working with Howie Roseman, the Eagles’ executive vice president and general manager.
While it was all the way back in 2013 when former Patriots assistant Bill O’Brien was interviewing for jobs, it was reported both McDaniels and Bill Belichick held Roseman in “low regard.” Other reports surfaced at the time that many feared Roseman would want/get more power than necessary.
This was a long time ago, so obviously things could have changed, or maybe the report wasn’t even true. But, it’s just something to keep in mind, especially with McDaniels being with the Patriots for so long and only knowing one structure.
If McDaniels were to leave New England to take the job, it’s worth wondering if he would ever consider taking Jerod Mayo with him to be his defensive coordinator. Mayo interviewed with the Eagles for the head-coaching job last week.
The Patriots would have a massive role to fill if McDaniels were to depart and there isn’t anyone already on the staff in line to jump in and replace him. Belichick would likely have to take on a bigger role with the offense and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see someone from outside the organization be brought it as well.
It’s not known at this time how McDaniels is regarded by the Eagles, but more could be learned following his interview.