Should Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels actually leave New England this coming offseason, one name to keep an eye on to replace him is USC OC Kliff Kingsbury.
Kingsbury joined the Trojans' staff just weeks ago after spending the former five years as head coach of the Texas Tech Raiders, but there's a good possibility he may decide to leave for the NFL.
On NBC, Mike Florio says Kliff Kingsbury, the USC offensive coordinator is a viable candidate to replace Josh McDaniels if he leaves as Patriots OC.— Yianni Kourakis (@YianniKourakis) January 6, 2019
It'd be hard for him to turn down working under one of the greatest coaches of all time in Bill Belichick and one of the best QBs ever in Tom Brady. With other weapons such as Sony Michel, Julian Edelman, and Rob Gronkowski, that blows working with USC out of the water.
That being said, McDaniels would have to leave to vacate the role for Kingsbury. After last year's drama which saw McDaniels verbally commit to the Colts to only back out days later, who knows what really will happen.
Kingsbury seems ready to make the jump to the pros. After being denied the opportunity to interview for coaching roles with both the Jets and the Cardinals, Kingsbury may have no choice but to cut ties with USC and continue from there.