New England Patriots

The Green Bay Packers are expected to name an AFC offensive coordinator as their new head coach.

But it will not be Patriots offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels, as the job will instead go to Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The 39-year-old LaFleur will arrive to Green Bay with two years of NFL offensive coordinator experience, the most recent under first-year head coach Mike Vrabel in Tennessee, and as the offensive coordinator for Rams head coach Sean McVay last season. Before that, LaFleur served as Kyle Shanahan’s quarterbacks coach in both Atlanta and Washington.

But LaFleur’s gain appears to one massive loss for McDaniels, as the Packers were his only other known interview for the seven-year Patriot offensive coordinator (11 years if you include his first tenure in Foxboro), leaving Ian Rapoport to believe and report that it’s likely McDaniels will be back in New England for at least one more season.

Earlier today, it was reported that the Patriots were preparing for a McDaniels departure, likely for Green Bay (or perhaps his hometown Cleveland Browns), but this news obviously complicates that picture quite a bit.

LaFleur’s hiring in Green Bay, and belief that Bruce Arians will take over as the new coach in Tampa Bay, leaves just the Bengals, Broncos, Browns, Cardinals, Jets, and Dolphins as teams still searching for a new head coach.

McDaniels has already rejected an interview with the Bengals, and has not been heavily linked to any of the other vacant jobs.