While some names have linked to the Kansas City Chiefs head coaching gig as possibilities — from interim head coach Romeo Crennel to former head coaches like Jeff Fisher — one name was just shot down this morning in an article from the Star’s Sam Mellinger. It’s actually a name many Chiefs fans will be glad to hear: Josh McDaniels.
When writing about what would happen if Crennel were permanently hired, Mellinger addresses the status of the Rams offensive coordinator.
“Crennel would have final say in hiring assistants, and that includes Josh McDaniels, with whom he worked four seasons in New England and will reportedly be fired as Rams offensive coordinator,” writes Mellinger. “Chiefs fans have spent a lot of time agonizing over McDaniels, but a Chiefs source said he was not and will not be interviewed for the head coaching job.”
Now a source has certainly been wrong before, but that’s a very pointed, direct quote from Mellinger, so that will likely stand as true when everything is played out. That doesn’t count McDaniels out from coming to KC at all as offensive coordinator, for example, but it does mean that McDaniels won’t be running the ship as he did in Denver, and as some feared might happen because of his connection to Scott Pioli.