Jerod Mayo reportedly interviewing for Eagles' head coach position


A member of the Patriots coaching staff is getting a look at a head coaching position, but it's not who you might think.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Patriots inside linebacker coach Jerod Mayo will be interviewing for the vacant Philadelphia Eagles head coach job.

It is the first such interview for Mayo, the former Patriots linebacker whose coaching experience is limited to just the past two seasons on Bill Belichick's staff. The 34-year-old former Patriots captain has left a strong impression in his short time on the sideline.

The Eagles' job opened up this week after Philadelphia moved on from Super Bowl-winning head coach Doug Pederson.

Philadelphia has asked to interview San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, while also reaching out to express interest in Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley. Kansas City quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka also may be in the mix, per reports.

Meanwhile, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels remains without a head coaching interview, with Nick Caserio and the Texans passing on an opportunity to interview McDaniels.

Once thought to be a logical candidate for the Chargers' job, McDaniels hasn't been part of a group to have interviewed with Los Angeles that includes coordinators Brian Daboll, Eric Bieniemy, Jason Garrett, Joe Brady, Brandon Staley and Saleh.