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Justin Fields intrigue grows with Raiders’ looming Luke Getsy hire

After Kliff Kingsbury was no longer considered as offensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders, the team reportedly plans to hire former Chicago Bears OC Luke Ghezzi, who was fired by the Bears last month.

Ghezzi, 39, is one of five known candidates listed for the Raiders’ job under head coach Antonio Pierce after the interim tag was removed at the end of the regular season. It was a person.

When McDaniels was fired midway through the season, Pierce replaced the fired Josh McDaniels.

Among the other coaches being considered for the Raiders’ OC position are Alex Van Pelt, who held the same position with the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers receivers coach Mike Sullivan, and UCLA head coach Mike Sullivan. Chip Kelly and Kingsbury are also being considered. For the work of the OC of Commander Washington.

The Raiders will hire Luke Getsy as their new offensive coordinator. Getty Images

Pierce said the Raiders want an offensive coordinator who can “run the football.”

With the Bears and quarterback Justin Fields, Getsy led the NFL in rushing in 2022 (177.3 yards per game) and was second last season (141.1 yards).

However, Chicago has also struggled in the passing game, finishing last in passing offense the year before last with 177.3 yards per game and 27th last season (182.1 yards per game).

Kliff Kingsbury was reportedly slated to become the Raiders’ offensive coordinator, but was removed from consideration. AP

Goetzee was fired as Bears management opted to retain head coach Matt Eberflus while firing much of the offensive staff.

The Raiders had three different starters in 2023, starting with Jimmy Garappolo (six starts), Aidan O’Connell (10 starts) and Brian Hoyer (one start).

In the market for a new QB, it is reported that the Raiders may trade for Fields.

Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Getty Images

During his lackluster season with the Bears, Fields said the reason for his “robot-like” play was “coaching.”

And Eberflus said, “For me, the growth and development of the offense has to be better than that.”

The Bears have the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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