Josh McDaniels 'very much in play' for Packers

Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Kingsbury is meeting with the Jets on Monday regarding New York's opening at head coach, according to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. The news of an impending interview with the Cardinals broke on January 1, but reports surfaced that USC was denying Kingsbury from interviewing.

On Saturday, ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported Kingsbury might resign from USC in order to explore National Football League options, but on Monday, Rapoport said Kingsbury is still employed at USC.

Kingsbury was hired as offensive coordinator of USC after his dismissal at Texas Tech.

Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson reported last week that the Cardinals and Jets would be interested in interviewing with Kingsbury. In six seasons as the Red Raiders head coach, Kingsbury had just two winning seasons and never finished with a winning record in Big 12 conference games.

Josh McDaniels almost left the New England Patriots last offseason when he originally accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Update, 3:15 p.m., January 7: Kliff Kingsbury's time at USC might have ended before it even began.

The former Air Raid slinger served as offensive coordinator at Texas A&M during the height of Johnny Manziel mania before taking the post at Texas Tech. McDaniels reportedly interviewed with the Packers on Friday, but there haven't been any reports of an interview (or even any interest) with his hometown Browns.

Last week, the Cardinals fired head coach Steve Wilks after his one and only season with the team.