Josh McDaniels has had a whirlwind 24 months. It started with him being named the Denver Broncos' head coach in January, 2009. He was New England's offensive coordinator for the previous three years and was the youngest head coach in the league at the time of his hiring.
From the beginning, McDaniels seemed to lose a firm grip on the franchise. Reports came out that he was trying to acquire then-New England quarterback Matt Cassel to be the starting quarterback for the Broncos. The problem was that they had just drafted Jay Cutler three years ago. Cutler was offended, but McDaniels didn't seem to care and made no attempt to smooth things over.
Eventually the team traded Cutler to Chicago for Kyle Orton and draft picks. It was a disastrous way to start the Josh McDaniels-era in Denver. People didn't have high hopes for the team that season.
However, the Broncos would shock the football world in 2009 by starting out 6-0. McDaniels looked like a genius and Denver looked dangerous. Sadly, that was as good as things would get for him in Denver.
After that 6-0 start, the Broncos finished 2-8 and missed the playoffs with an 8-8 record. To make matters worse, the team's pro bowl receiver Brandon Marshall wanted out. He was traded to Miami in April 2010.
The 2010 season didn't get any better. The team was a disaster from the start and after a 3-9 start to the season, McDaniels was fired.
Word came out today that McDaniels' negotiations to become the St. Louis Rams' offensive coordinator hit a snag, reportedly due to money. So where does this leave him?
Where else can McDaniels possibly go that he hasn't burned some bridge with?
Here is a list of 10 teams that could approach the former head coach to become their next offensive coordinator.