Tom Brady credits Josh McDaniels for his development

Based on how quickly Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels got a handful of interview requests on Monday, this seems like the year he most likely will leave the New England Patriots after a few offseasons of flirting.

Tom Brady has excelled under numerous coordinators, but this still isn’t welcome news.

“I see why there is a lot of interest and there should be because I think he’s the best in the NFL,” Brady said on WEEI Monday. “Great coaches get opportunities and he’s fortunate to be in a position where he should get them because he’s earned it. I would hate to lose him, but I think it’s always aspirational for a coach because it’s great to lead a team, lead an organization.”

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that McDaniels will speak with the Rams, 49ers and Jaguars this week.

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