No other head coach openings were realistic for McDaniels other than those two teams.
Kingsbury's first coaching gig came as an offensive quality control man in 2008 with Houston before being elevated to co-offensive coordinator in 2010.
The Patriots are preparing for offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to leave when the season is over, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. "It's always a humbling experience to have an opportunity to interview with anybody for that position and I'm thankful for the opportunity to meet with Green Bay".
McVay appreciates everyone crediting him with getting coaches hired, but he said on Tuesday that he hasn't been around long enough to have a coaching tree.
Green Bay is the only known interview McDaniels had. "I'll be [with the Patriots] moving forward".
After working as the St. Louis Rams' offensive coordinator-QBs coach in 2011, McDaniels returned to New England in that dual role in 2012 and has held those roles here ever since. It appears that they aren't any more interested in McDaniels than he would be in them.
"No sir, I have had no contact with them".
Arizona's move is back to an offence-centred coach, a philosophy that worked well in the previous hire of Bruce Arians, who won 50 games in five seasons before retiring after the 2017 season.
He left the Patriots in 2009 to coach the Denver Broncos.
It's a moot point, at least for now, because McDaniels is staying in New England.
But he has battled injuries, including a hamstring issue that kept him sidelined for the regular-season finale against the Jets. He spent his rookie year on injured reserve with the Patriots, and then was with the Saints in 2004 on their practice squad.
During a conference call on Tuesday, McDaniels slammed it shut.
"I've said before, I think I have one of the best jobs in the world", he later added. I do know for sure that this will continue to be one of the biggest storylines in the sport until we get some kind of resolution.