The Las Vegas Raiders have had a wild day when it comes to their search for a new offensive coordinator.
Kliff Kingsbury, who had been expected to take the Las Vegas role, took his name out of the running for the job, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Kingsbury recently interviewed for the Washington job.
The Commanders are a team with a new leader at the top as they officially hired former Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as their new head coach on Saturday.
Kingsbury, the former head coach of the Cardinals from 2019-22, was expected to get a deal done with the Las Vegas Raiders, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Thursday
Las Vegas Raiders Preparing To Hire Former Chicago Bears OC Luke Getsy
Despite losing out on Kingsbury, the Raiders have pivoted and made a decision for their next offensive coordinator according to NFL Insider Albert Breer.
Sources: The Raiders are working on a deal to hire ex-Bears OC Luke Getsy as their new offensive coordinator. The highly-respected Getsy was in the mix for a bunch of OC jobs in this cycle.
Pretty wild day in Vegas.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 4, 2024
Despite his fallout with the Chicago Bears, Luke Getsy is highly respected throughout the league and has been one of the hottest candidates interviewing for a new OC role.
He’s very well-respected,” Albert Breer told “Kap & JHood” on ESPN 1000. “I think there are people out there that think he did a pretty good job in the last couple of years, all things considered. Bringing Justin along, building an offense for Justin, weathering the injuries, having a rookie quarterback ready to go in Tyson Bagent.
“I would say there are enough people that feel like, you know, that the potential that he had two years ago when he was hired and became an offensive coordinator, that the potential is still there.”
Getsy has, in fact, has interviewed for at least three offensive coordinator positions. He’s interviewed with the Las Vegas Raiders, the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints.
Now the Las Vegas Raiders have their OC and questions will arise if they are hoping to trade for Justin Fields.
The Raiders’ interview appeared to be a guise to talk to Getsy about Justin Fields, as the Raiders have been attached to his name since the start of the offseason. The Bears did the same thing with Kliff Kingsbury, interviewing the USC quarterbacks coach to earn further analysis on Caleb Williams. The same thinking could be applied to the Saints and Patriots interviews, as both teams are starved for a quarterback.
But, as Breer suggests, Getsy’s reported interest around the league wasn’t a facade.
Luke Getsy began his NFL coaching career with the Packers in 2014 as an offensive quality control coach and has coached in the pros for nine seasons. Before moving to the Bears, he was the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Packers. He spent the last two years as the Bears OC.