As usual, the NFL coaching rumor mill is a cluster-you-know-what and we're seeing contradictory reports.
On Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported via a "well-placed league source" that the Chiefs have reached out to the Rams seeking permission to speak with Josh McDaniels.
Also on Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Chiefs have not reached out to the Rams seeking permission to speak with Josh McDaniels.
Bryan Burwell, Thursday afternoon: "A well-placed league source says both the Patriots and Chiefs have reached out to the Rams to seek permission to talk to McDaniels, but no word on if the Rams gave it."
Jim Thomas, later on Thursday afternoon: "Goodbye Josh from Stl. Pats move fast on McDaniels. Rams signed permission form only 1 hour ago. Kansas City yet to request permission."
Some Post-Dispatch-on-Post-Dispatch crime here.
More importantly to us, the KC Star's Adam Teicher is reporting the Chiefs have not made a move to talk with McDaniels so it sounds like that's the accurate take. The Star's Sam Mellinger previously reported McDaniels would not be interviewed for the head coaching job in KC (but potentially could for offensive coordinator). The current signs point to McDaniels landing in New England but we shall see.
And Teicher's story this morning talks about Jack Del Rio interviewing in KC but we're told he will not be the next Chiefs head coach. (Hope this isn't my Nick Saban moment.)