New England Patriots Rumors: 2 candidates to replace Josh McDaniels

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Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The New England Patriots have finally succumbed to head coaching carousel this offseason. After looking like they were going to escape unscathed for awhile, the Las Vegas Raiders have finally settled in on Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to take charge of their franchise.

This move will force the Pats to regroup, as the offense, specifically quarterback Mac Jones, will have to learn to adapt to a new offensive scheme this offseason. On another note, this move hurts on more than one level, as New England’s Director of Player Personnel, Dave Ziegler, is also heading to Vegas to take over as their general manager.

While losing these two key pieces of New England’s operation certainly hurts, this may just be the start of it. Jerod Mayo interviewed for the Raiders job as well, and he is considered one of the top candidates for the Houston Texans head coaching vacancy as well. Losing Mayo would take away a key leadership figure on a Patriots defense that was one of the best units in the league this season.

We have already taken a look at what McDaniels departure may mean for not just the offense, but the entire Patriots organization. Now that McDaniels (and Ziegler) have decided to depart, it’s time to figure out how they will replace them. Let’s take a look at two potential candidates to replace McDaniels as the New England Patriots offensive coordinator.