Patriots could reportedly have ‘significant exodus’ of coaches, executives
One of the reasons the New England Patriots have been able to sustain success over such a long period of time is the lack of turnover within the organization, but that trend could finally be broken heading into 2019.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, several members of the Patriots’ coaching staff and front office are more open to exploring possibilities outside of New England this offseason than they have been in years past. In addition to Tom Brady finally showing signs of age and Bill Belichick’s future seeming less certain, some members of the organization are reportedly concerned about the types of changes that will be made when team owner Robert Kraft transfers day-to-day operations to his son Jonathan, who currently serves as the president of the Patriots.
“This is the time to get out, and those guys know it,” an NFL executive who is in regular contact with several members of New England’s staff told La Canfora. “There will be a lot of guys in there ready to see what else is out there.”
Two of the biggest names to watch will be offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and director of player personnel Nick Caserio, who is one of the most respected personnel people in the NFL. Caserio has turned down numerous general manager jobs in the past, but he is said to be more open to considering them this offseason.
Despite the way he bailed on the Indianapolis Colts last year after verbally agreeing to become their head coach, McDaniels is expected to draw plenty of interest for head coaching jobs after the season. It’s possible that Kraft and Belichick convinced him to remain in New England last year because Belichick doesn’t plan to coach much longer, but McDaniels has already been linked to at least one vacancy that has plenty of appeal.