The Patriots are reportedly preparing for the departure of Josh McDaniels

Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Kingsbury is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, according to multiple reports.

The offensive coordinator isn't expected to get a head coaching job for the 2019 National Football League season after the Green Bay Packers reportedly chose to hire Matt LaFleur.

Once the oddsmaker favorite to land the position, McDaniels now acknowledges he's never been advised he is under consideration for the Browns job.

A long checklist of needs awaits whomever the new head coach shall be, which makes the hiring of an offensive coordinator just as important for the Jets.

That should put an end to any of the lingering speculation about McDaniels joining the Browns. He was also asked to interview for the Cincinnati Bengals job opening, but he turned down that request.

During a conference call on Tuesday, McDaniels slammed it shut.

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.

He confirmed he interviewed for the Green Bay Packers' head coaching vacancy.

"Yeah, the book is closed", McDaniels said.

Kingsbury will now take over for Steve Wilks, who was sacked by the Cardinals after just one year. As one of the minds behind a consistently good Patriots offense, McDaniels is often a hot commodity on the coaching carousel.

One might say the young coach suffers from Don Coryell Syndrome.

McDaniels famously bailed on the Colts after being named head coach last offseason. Are you in or out?' We went around for a minute and he said he's out and I said.

A quarterback in his playing days, the native of San Antonio, was a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2003 and appeared in three games for the New York Jets in 2005.

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