Denver Broncos Hire Josh McDaniels

The Denver Broncos reportedly have their next head coach, and it's New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the Broncos have decided on McDaniels and will make the announcement official on Monday.

For Denver, the move makes sense: McDaniels is known for his ability to work with young quarterbacks, and the Broncos have one in Jay Cutler. Both Tom Brady and Matt Cassel have spoken highly of McDaniels, and Cutler will no doubt benefit from working with him as well.

The only question about McDaniels is whether his youth and inexperience is an issue. His only NFL experience is with the Patriots, where he's been an assistant to Bill Belichick since 2001, and he had just one year of experience as a coach at any level (1999 at Michigan State) before Belichick hired him. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen clearly thinks that in the 32-year-old McDaniels, he's got the latest coaching boy wonder.

Denver Broncos Hire Josh McDaniels originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 11 Jan 2009 22:03:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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