Former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels is on the hunt, looking for a landing spot after being ousted in Denver. According to ESPN’s Mike Sando on Tuesday morning, McDaniels was nearly hired as the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams, but the deal reportedly fell through at the last minute. Now, Sando is floating McDaniels name as a possible replacement for fired offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates in Seattle.
Josh McDaniels’ name comes to mind immediately. Talks between McDaniels and the St. Louis Rams hit a snag this week, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported. McDaniels also interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings.
As a former head coach, McDaniels is looking for top-dollar for his services as an offensive coordinator. The Seahawks have money to spend on coaching salaries, and pay well if Pete Carroll’s salary is any indication. While Bates’ firing left many scratching their head, it also leads to the belief that Carroll has a plan, and may be targeting another assistant already.
Could it be McDaniels? If so, the Seahawks staff would immediately receive a boost as Carroll tries to revive a struggling offense in 2011. For more on the Seahawks coaching changes, check out our StoryStream on Bates’ firing and more.