Rams to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels

The Rams are expected to meet with McDaniels on Saturday to discuss the team's head coach vacancy.

The Los Angeles Rams are the midst of a coaching search that is expected to include interviewing a plethora of current coaches around the NFL for their open head coach vacancy. 

One of the most prominent names early in the process has been New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who is widely regarded as one of the brightest offensive minds in the league. He is currently in his second tenure in the position with the Patriots which he has held for the last five seasons since leaving the Rams after one year as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

McDaniels has become a seemingly more attractive name given his success with New England's offense with Tom Brady under center. The Patriots have boasted one of the league's top passing offense over the last few seasons. What has given more credence to his prestige is the high amount of success that Jimmy Garoppolo had in the first four games this year with Brady serving his four-game suspension.  

This has resulted in a greater internal push from the Rams to pursue an offensive coach of his status to help turn things around for the team on that side of the ball. What could create a strong appeal to McDaniels is that the Rams have a young quarterback in place in Jared Goff that he could play a huge part in molding him into a productive player and fulfill the franchise quarterback label that many want to thrust upon him. 

Los Angeles is also hoping to undergo much improvement with their offense that ranked last in the league in total yards, points per game (14.0), and 31st in passing yards this past season. That said, the biggest question that may lie with McDaniels will be whether he would be willing to leave his current position with the Patriots to take on a full rebuilding projection with the Rams.


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