Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is interested in the Titans’ head coaching position, sources tell ESPN’s John Clayton. McDaniels, 39, has been the the Patriots’ offensive coordinator since 2012 and has been linked to multiple head coaching vacancies this offseason. However, this is the first mention of him having an active interest in the Titans’ vacancy.
So far, interim head coach Mike Mularkey is the only candidate who has been confirmed to have an interview set up with the team. Former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has been mentioned as a candidate and the same goes for ex-Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who has recently authored a book about the lessons he learned from his time on the sidelines in Atlanta. Chip Kelly, who was ousted by the Eagles earlier this month, reportedly has interest in the job as well.
The Titans fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt in November, after the team started the season 1-6 with No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota under center. GM Ruston Webster is also out of the picture now, giving the Titans a blank slate for both positions. The Titans are thought to be a very attractive job for available coaches as they have one of the game’s brightest young quarterbacks as well as the No. 1 pick in the 2016 Draft.
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