A second chance has finally returned for Josh McDaniels.
His last chance as an NFL head coach came in 2010 with the Denver Broncos.
He only lasted two years in Denver as head coach.
His record when he was fired by the team was 11-17.
However, the poor track record isn’t the reason Denver and McDaniels parted ways.
Something sinister was going on with McDaniels, causing Denver to fire him.
Spygate Part 2: What McDaniels Is Repeating He saw in New England
McDaniels was the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots during their Spygate scandal.
The team and head coach Bill Belichick faced fines for illegally filming opponents’ hand signals.
McDaniels would employ the same tactic in Denver, which led to him being fired upon.
Josh McDaniels gets fired for cheating in Denver, quits job at last minute and always gets another job
— DeeJay (@deejay928) February 4, 2022
The people who filmed for him got caught filming the San Francisco 49ers walkthrough.
It would be the end for him after getting caught doing what people knew we were doing in New England.
With that, his NFL head coaching career was over.
However, the Patriots would rehire him as offensive coordinator.
Now McDaniels has another shot at a head coaching job in the NFL with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Las Vegas rolls the dice on McDaniels
Vegas takes a chance on McDaniels, knowing his Denver and New England history.
the #Raiders have now officially hired Josh McDaniels as their new HC. Deal done. He’s in the building.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 31, 2022
Both hope that this partnership will not end in disaster.
The Raiders have already invested heavily in their 2022 squad.
They traded for the NFL’s top receiver, Davante Adams.
They also have an established running game with Josh Jacobs.
Hiring McDaniels puts their team they’ve built in jeopardy if he goes back to his old ways.
However, if he does, it will forever tarnish his NFL coaching career.
So McDaniels has a lot to do with this second chance.
The Raiders team gives McDaniels a shot at success without the need to cheat
Wherever McDaniels goes, the cloud of Spygate will follow him.
However, Vegas gives her a chance to change her luck and forge a prosperous future.
Under the lights of Las Vegas, he can shine with a team poised to win a Super Bowl.
The Derek Carr and Adams connection gives him a powerful attacking duo.
Jacobs helps keep the heat on for both with his rushing prowess.
With the offense he has with the Raiders, it should be smooth sailing for the team.
The defensive team also received help in the offseason, giving McDaniels even more weapons.
These things give McDaniels the best chance to win again as NFL head coach.
Can McDaniels put his past behind him?
This is the most important question he must answer.
If he can’t put his past behind him, he will fail.
However, if he keeps the past behind him and forges a new future with the Raiders, he can find success.
We’ll see if this second chance gives McDaniels a fresh start or if he remains stuck in his past failures.