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Report: McDaniels prefers 49ers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm EST

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will have a busy Saturday. He’s scheduled to meet with San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams personnel in Mass.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Eddie Branch, McDaniels would prefer the 49ers over the Jaguars and Rams situation. Yes, the team that went 2-24 last season.

McDaniels — the former Denver Broncos head coach — would replace Chip Kelly. The last two 49ers head coaches have lasted one season each.

According to Branch, the 49ers are enticing to the Patriots coordinator because of “CEO Jed York’s willingness to patiently rebuild.”

When the team fired Kelly, they also fired their general manager Trent Baalke. If McDaniels gets the job, it is believed that he would bring either ESPN analyst Louis Riddick or Nick Caserio, Patriots Director of Plsyer Personnel, with him.

York and the 49ers are reportedly going to meet with Riddick next week. At this time, Ceserio has no interview scheduled.

McDaniels was the Broncos head coach in 2009 and 2010. He went 11-17 in 28 games.

He has been back with the Patriots since 2012.

The 49ers have regressed since former Jim Harbaugh left following the 2014 season. In his two-years with the Michigan Wolverines, he has turned that team into a national power.

The 49ers have the second overall pick. They desperately need a quarterback; however, it does not appear like they will use that pick on one.

It is likely going to be Texas A&M Aggies defensive end Myles Garrett or Alabama Crimson Tide defensive end Jonathan Allen with the pick.

Since Jimmy Garoppolo is being mentioned in trade rumors, McDaniels could acquire him. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has speculated that it would take a first-rounder and a fourth-rounder to acquire him.

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