Earlier Friday, Peter King reported that the Rams wouldn’t stand in Josh McDaniels’ way if he wanted to leave town.
It sounds like he will take St. Louis up on their offer.
McDaniels will speak with the Patriots this weekend, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer. League rules would actually allow McDaniels to join the Patriots staff immediately for the team’s playoff run, although it seems like an odd time to bring him aboard.
We’d also be surprised if McDaniels doesn’t eventually interview with the Chiefs about a position. He could interview for the coordinator job there or the head coaching job.
The Patriots generally haven’t brought coaches back to the fold after they leave, but McDaniels has always been a favorite of Bill Belichick.
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien is moving on to Penn State, but will stay with the team until the end of the playoffs.