Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who had a failed stint as Rams' OC in 2011, is the leading candidate to replace the fired Jeff Fisher in Los Angeles, according to one major sportsbook.
|Odds on Rams' next head coach
| Josh McDaniels
| Kyle Shanahan
| David Shaw
| Jim Bob Cooter
| Todd Haley
| Jim Harbaugh
| Jon Gruden
BookMaker.eu lists McDaniels as +150 (risk $100 to win $150) to be the Rams' new head coach, followed by Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan at +220 and Stanford head coach David Shaw at +500.
Whoever gets the job will be tasked with developing No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff, whose early pro performance has been shaky at best.
Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter and Steelers OC Todd Haley (both at +750) also would make sense as Goff mentors.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who left the NFL two years ago after resurrecting the 49ers, is a +3,000 long shot.
The biggest long shot at +5,000 is Monday Night Football color commentator Jon Gruden; he last coached in the NFL in 2008.
BookMaker prices The Field -- any other coach -- at +250.
McDaniels would be trying to redeem himself as a head coach after going 11-17 leading the Broncos in 2009-10. He was fired with a 3-9 record his second season.
Working with Tom Brady, McDaniels has thrived, coordinating one of the league's top offenses.
The challenge in L.A. would be monumental: the Rams rank dead last in total offense (286.2) and scoring (14.9) and, outside of Todd Gurley, lack legitimate weapons.