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2022 Coaching Changes: Josh McDaniels to the Las Vegas Raiders

What will Josh McDaniels bring to the Las Vegas Raiders?

Josh McDaniels

Savvy fantasy football managers focus on all positions of a football team. This includes the coaching staff. Changes in the off-season can have a huge impact on the production of skill players at certain positions. Each week we will take a look at one of the nine coaches that have found new homes and examine the potential dynasty impact on the key members of that team.

Third (Second?) Time's a Charm

Josh McDaniels landed his third, well officially second, head coaching gig when he was named the 22nd head coach in Raiders franchise history on January 31st, 2022. McDaniels was 11-17 (.393 winning percentage) with the Denver Broncos in 2009 and 2010 before ultimately being fired after just 12 games into his second campaign in the Mile High City.

The long-time New England Patriots offensive coordinator did accept the job as the head coach for the Indianapolis Colts in 2018 before doing a 180° turn and returning to Foxborough. McDaniels has had the good fortune to learn from two of the best coaches in football history. His career started as a senior graduate assistant under Nick Saban at Michigan State University and then he joined Bill Belichick in New England in 2001 as a personnel assistant.

We will be asking the question yet again whether it is the coach or the player, as almost all of the success the veteran coach has seen has come with Tom Brady as his quarterback. For Raiders fans, let’s hope the third time truly is a charm for McDaniels as a headman.


Is the quarterback of the future on the roster in Vegas? Derek Carr is a free agent in 2023 and will be 32 years old when his contract expires. Marcus Mariota, a capable backup who could potentially start on some teams, is a free agent this season. Time will tell if the newest leader of the storied organization will stay put with what he has or try to convince the front office to make a big swing at the position.

Derek Carr


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2022 Coaching Changes: Josh McDaniels to the Las Vegas Raiders
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Patrick Martin
8 months ago

Great article. Pretty wild that Josh waited 12 years to get a second opportunity and won 3 more super bowls as an OC just to walk into a division that has the potential to be the most competitive in NFL history.

Lance McGannon
8 months ago

With McDaniels coming from the Patriots coaching tree, do you think there’s any chance Foster Moreau sees and uptick in usage – Ala Gronk and Hernandez? Moreau is on my waiver wire.

Slick M.
8 months ago

Great write-up and love the series. I am a firm believer in the big 3 of Carr, Waller and Renfrow. Josh is proven as a play-caller. We will see who else they add in FA and the draft. They clearly need a WR1, as was mentioned. I wanted to point out I think they will most likely use Drake in the James White role. I don’t see them trading him because he is overpaid and they recently converted his roster bonus to a signing bonus to create more cap room for expected FA splurges. Assuming he is healthy and Josh is ok with him, Drake could be a sleeper and has RB2/RB3 upside in PPR.

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