The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots have asked the St. Louis Rams for permission to speak to their offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, according to Bryan Burwell of Stltoday.com.
Burwell says there is no word on if the Rams gave the teams the OK to interview McDaniels.
As long as McDaniels is under contract with the Rams, any team wishing to interview him would need permission from St. Louis, otherwise they could be punished for tampering.
This report makes sense, especially considering the news that broke last night indicating that Patriots offensive coordinator Pat O’Brien will leave the NFL to be the new head coach at Penn State.
For McDaniels, both jobs should hold a certain amount of appeal. Going to New England would offer McDaniels a great chance to rebuild his reputation by joining back up with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. In Kansas City, McDaniels would be reunited with Matt Cassel and while he might not have as easy a time making the Chiefs’ offense successful, he’d likely have a chance to slide into Kansas City’s head coaching job should Romeo Crennel retire after three or four years. This of course, is all dependent on Crennel landing the job.