The offseason is officially underway for the Packers as the team failed to make the playoffs and are looking to get to work quickly on locking down a new head coach. They have identified a handful of potential targets and will be bringing one candidate in for an interview later this week.
The Patriots earned a first-round BYE in the postseason so McDaniels will be able to take part in the interview prior to the team's playoff game on January 13.
McDaniels' last head coaching gig was with the Broncos back in 2009-10, amassing an 11-17 record over two seasons with the organization. He has been the Patriots offensive coordinator for 10 seasons, from 2006-2008 and again from 2012-2018.
Bengals requested an HC interview with Patriots' OC Josh McDaniels, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2018
McDaniels is one of the hottest commodities on the coaching market this offseason and will have several teams lining up for the chance to bring him in for an interview. The Packers will be one of the first team's able to do so and they will be hopeful that their pitch can help lock him down for the 2019 season.
The Packers parted ways with former head coach Mike McCarthy earlier this season after a loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and Joe Philbin has stood in as interim head coach since then.