There are currently eight NFL teams who will be hiring a new head coach this offseason and there already have been a number of coaches requested for interviews.
But not Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
During NFL Media's Ian Rapoport's appearance on Gresh & Keefe Thursday, he was asked if McDaniels backing out of the Colts job a few years ago is still hurting his chances?
Rapoport downplayed that, but gave a reason why the Patriots' offensive coordinator hasn't yet been requested.
“I don’t know that it’s that, as much as it has to be perfect," he said. "First of all, with him, people are not going to request him unless they know he’s going to take the interview and is very interested in the job. He’s not -- like Brian Callahan, the offensive coordinator for the Bengals, good young coach, very well respected, will probably take any interview he gets. Josh McDaniels is obviously not like that, so I think his lack of requests is probably as much due to anything as much as you’re only going to request him if you’re basically going to hire him. Otherwise, you’re not going to go all the way down the road. I think for him, the process is different from basically any other candidate.”
Listen to the full interview below, including Rapoport's full answer at the 2:20 mark.