McDaniels interviewed last week with Green Bay to replace Mike McCarthy but the Packers have made a decision to hire Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur instead leaving him no choice but to return under head coach Bill Belichick for a 16th year.
Since becoming an offensive coordinator in 2011, Kingsbury's offenses have averaged nearly 550 yards and over 40 points per game.
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There is a chance that Kingsbury could still take an offensive coordinator position in the National Football League as well. I have appreciated every single one of them. Reports are that teams love him as a play caller.
Kliff Kingsbury is meeting with the Jets on Monday regarding New York's opening at head coach, according to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. Teams with young quarterbacks need to find young offensive minds to pair with them. He was a modest 35-40 in his six seasons as a head coach and fired after this past season going 5-7.
He also worked with Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M and Case Keenum at Houston. The Red Raiders have been in the top 20 in total offense in each of the last four seasons, including No. 1 overall in 2016.
While the hype around Kingsbury may seem warranted, it seems to have reached extreme levels. He has previous head coaching experience, a long history of coordinating productive and creative offenses, over a decade of overseeing future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and enormous respect from many in New England, including Bill Belichick.