3 Head Coaching Jobs That Will Likely Be Available Next Offseason for Josh McDaniels

Josh McDaniels
Patriots OC Josh McDaniels | Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The NFL's head coaching carousel came and went, and Josh McDaniels -- one of the assistants most heavily rumored to pounce on one of the several vacancies -- failed to land a job.

For at least one more season, McDaniels will serve as Bill Belichick's offensive coordinator.

That got us thinking: where could the 43-year-old play-caller potentially end up in 2021? Let's highlight a few head coaching jobs that could open up next offseason.

3. Detroit Lions

Matt Patricia
Lions HC Matt Patricia | Leon Halip/Getty Images

Matt Patricia managed to buy himself at least one more season in Detroit, but he should be kept on a short leash in 2020. Keep in mind that the Lions axed six coordinators/assistants after deciding to keep Patricia around. Therefore, there will be no one else to blame but the 45-year-old HC when Detroit ultimately falls short of expectations next campaign. Could we go Patriot-for-Patriot here?

2. Jacksonville Jaguars

Doug Marrone
Jaguars HC Doug Marrone | James Gilbert/Getty Images

We were utterly mystified when it was announced that the Jaguars would be retaining Doug Marrone as HC for next season. The team finished 6-10, and played lifeless ball in the second half of the season. Jacksonville quit on Marrone, and it's virtually impossible to forecast him lasting more than another season with the organization.

1. Los Angeles Chargers

Anthony Lynn
Chargers HC Anthony Lynn | Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

If Philip Rivers is quarterbacking the Chargers in 2020, Lynn's fate is, unfortunately, as good as sealed. The veteran gunslinger was genuinely pitiful under center in 2019. Los Angeles has an offseason to get healthy on the OL and defense, but that won't be enough to save Lynn. McDaniels should be licking his chops at the thought of coaching the Chargers' talented roster, and picking his own QB.