During an appearance on ESPN’s Sunday morning SportsCenter, Adam Schefter explained that former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan believes that it’ important to “always keep your options open.”
Meanwhile, Shanahan’s options at the NFL level are shrinking.
He has told the Bills “no thanks,” and Schefter previously has reported that Shanahan isn’t interested in the Cowboys job. (The report came a day after the FOX’s Jay Glazer reported that the Cowboys aren’t interested in Shanahan.)
On Sunday, Schefter reported that Shanahan isn’t interested in the Bears’ head-coaching job, only three days after ESPNChicago.com reported that Shanahan would be “extremely interested” in the position, if Shanahan would have “final say” over the roster.
Schefter also reported on Sunday that Shanahan wouldn’t be interested in the Texans job, since getting it would mean that the Texans would have fired Shanahan’s former lieutenant, Gary Kubiak.
Still, Schefter didn’t close the door on Shanahan going to Florida, even though Schefter pointed out that Shanahan prefers a return to the NFL.
Indeed, we’re told that Shanahan “basically has his contract done” with the Redskins and that Shanahan has most of his staff ready to roll in D.C.
So Shanahan seems to be locking in on the Redskins job, and barring something unexpected that appears to be where Shanahan will land.