The Kliff Kingsbury era at USC may be done before he even steps foot on the sidelines.

Kingsbury agreed to a deal with the Trojans to be their offensive coordinator/quarterback coach in early December after he was fired from his head coaching duties at Texas Tech in November. It originally was reported USC blocked Kingsbury from interviewing with the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals for their positions at head coach.

But it turns out the 39-year-old reportedly is going to see what the Jets and Cardinals have to offer him.

Kingsbury certainly is a desirable coach given the number of young quarterbacks there are in the league. But he also could appeal to the New England Patriots if Josh McDaniels does indeed leave this offseason. Kingsbury’s offensive mind could provide a big boost to the Pats’ passing attack that struggled at times this season. Not to mention, he’s also a big fan of quarterback Tom Brady.

While Kingsbury could stay put at USC given he hasn’t officially resigned, he certainly seems to be the guy at least two NFL teams want running the show come the 2019 season.

Thumbnail photo via Sep 8, 2018; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury during the game against the Lamar Cardinals at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports