Even when McDaniels achieved something in Las Vegas, he managed to damage it. He turned Josh Jacobs’ career around after an ignominious start under Jon Gruden. The running back exploded into life against the odds last year, leading the NFL in rushing yards and earning an All-Pro selection. It was phenomenal and McDaniels deserved credit for his work.
But then McDaniels and Ziegler ruined everything when they failed to reward Jacobs for his hard work. Instead, they placed him under the franchise tag and infuriated him in the process. He missed training camp, appearing sluggish in the new season as a result. Jacobs’ relationship with the front office broke down as well and his media appearances became increasingly terse (via Bleacher Report).