Posted Fri Jan 6th by Jon Heath
Former Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels may be returning to the AFC West in 2012. McDaniels is currently the offensive coordinator (and receiver Brandon Lloyd’s BFF) in St. Louis and has drawn interest from several teams.
The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs reportedly have asked the Rams for permission to interview McDaniels, presumably for an offensive coordinator position. According to Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King, the Rams are willing to let McDaniels sign elsewhere in the offseason.
If McDaniels were to go to the Chiefs, Rams receiver Brandon Lloyd–who is a free agent–would probably follow him there. Imagine, quarterback Kyle Orton, McDaniels and Lloyd playing against the Broncos twice a year.
If New England is able to land McDaniels, he would face Denver next season, as the Patriots are one of the Broncos’ 2012 opponents. Either way, there is a good possibility that we haven’t seen the last of McDaniels in these parts.
Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars have asked–and were given permission–to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy sometime next week. The Jaguars are interested in McCoy as a head coach prospect.
Many Broncos fans probably wouldn’t mind if McCoy moved on and the Broncos brought in a more aggressive play-caller. It’s defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, who is another future head coach prospect, that fans should be concerned about leaving Denver.
We’ll keep you updated on the statuses of the above mentioned coaches.