Report: Ex-Rutgers offensive coordinator lands NFL job
Ben McDaniels landed on his feet just fine.
The former Rutgers offensive coordinator reportedly agreed to a deal to get back to the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans, McDaniels is set to join the Chicago Bears coaching staff.
Ex-Rutgers OC & QBs coach Ben McDaniels joining offensive staff of Chicago Bears coach John Fox per source.
— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) February 12, 2016
McDaniels, who worked on Kyle Flood’s staff for two seasons, was fired at season’s end. He served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2015 and he was the wide receivers coach in 2014.
The Minnesota grad was replaced by 28-year-old Drew Mehringer, who was brought on board by first-year head coach Chris Ash.
The Scarlet Knights took a step back in 2015. Rutgers finished 86th in passing, 84th in total offense and 78th in scoring, which resulted in a four-win season. McDaniels did coach Leonte Carroo to first-team All-B1G honors in 2014.
McDaniels worked on his brother Josh McDaniels’ staff when he was with the Denver Broncos in 2009-10. He also served as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013.