Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will take himself out of consideration for the 49ers' head coaching job and remain with the Pats, Tom E. Curran has confirmed.
McDaniels, who interviewed with San Francisco earlier this month, was reportedly a favorite to get the job, with Jason La Canfora tweeting Monday that the 49ers were "very much interested" in hiring him. The other two head-coaching jobs for which McDaniels recently interviewed -- Jacksonville and the Rams -- have since been filled.
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Should McDaniels not depart this offseason, he will return to the Pats for a sixth full season since rejoining the organization during the playoffs of the 2011 campaign. He had previously coached the Patriots in various roles from 2001 through 2009, at which point he left to become Denver's head coach. After being fired during the 2010 season, he served as the Rams' offensive coordinator before leaving to rejoin the Patriots that postseason.
With McDaniels out of the picture, La Canfora noted Monday that Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan could emerge as a favorite for the 49ers job.
Confirmed McDaniels is staying in New England. Not the right time— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) January 16, 2017
As I mentioned when vacancies emerged, good chance all 3 would be back. McDaniels feels NE OC is top 10 coaching job,— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) January 16, 2017