Josh McDaniels pulls out of 49ers job, as they reportedly shift toward Kyle Shanahan (Shutdown Corner)

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels — considered to be among the best head-coaching candidates on the market entering the offseason, apparently will pass at the chance to take the lone remaining position open. #Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is stepping back from the coaching search to focus on playoffs. McDaniels confirmed the news Monday morning as he spoke with the media on a conference call.