Unlike Brad Childress, deposed Broncos coach Josh McDaniels won’t go into hiding following getting fired.
McDaniels told Mike Klis of the Denver Post on Monday night the Broncos didn’t mention anything about firing him “for cause.” In fact, McDaniels was told he would receive the contractual buyout details through his agent Tuesday.
An ESPN report Monday night indicated that the Broncos could try to fire McDaniels for cause and withhold his money. Florio has pointed that could be difficult after COO Joe Ellis said McDaniels’ part in “Spygate II” was not a fireable offense.
It’s worth noting that McDaniels seemed to leave on reasonably good terms.
“They said they decided to make a change,” McDaniels told Klis. “It was very complimentary. It was a very nice discussion. I thanked them for the opportunity they gave me and my family. I told them I respected their decision.”
McDaniels is owed $7.5 million over the next two seasons by Denver. Unless the Broncos go after McDaniels’ money, they will pay him and Mike Shanahan $6.7 million combined next season.