Patriots’ Josh McDaniels is 1 of 2 OCs who has been with his current team over 3 years
The New England Patriots remain on fire, which can somewhat be attributed to the team’s cohesion and sustained chemistry throughout the organization. In fact, the Patriots have entered some rare company in terms of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and his seven-year stint in New England.
Of course, McDaniels was briefly slated to become the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts ahead of the 2018 campaign before Patriots head coach Bill Belichick managed to keep the coveted offensive mind in New England. With McDaniels ultimately opting to stay on board with the Patriots, it appears as though the team’s current offensive coordinator remains in line to become New England’s next head coach whenever Belichick eventually calls it quits.
Crazy to think there are just 3 Offensive Coordinators that have been w their team more than one year:
10 yrs: Pete Carmichael (NO)
7 yrs: Josh McDaniels (NE)
3 yrs: Ken Whisenhunt (LAC)
Nearly half the NFL (15 tms) will have coaches in their 1st year calling plays w that team.
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) May 5, 2019
“I’m thrilled he’s still with us and is going to continue in his role,” Belichick previously told Mike Reiss of ESPN. “I think he’s a top offensive coordinator in the league. He’s done a great job for me for a long time in a lot of different roles. I’m very glad, based on the meeting we had—there were a number of things that happened—that we were able to work that out and keep him with us.”
The rest is history as McDaniels helped lead the Patriots to yet another Super Bowl title last season. Thanks to McDaniels and his offensive scheme, the Patriots have now won two of the last three and three of the last five Super Bowls. With a similar roster and coaching staff returning in 2019-20, New England may very well do it again next season.