Former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy is reportedly about to become the Las Vegas Raiders next offensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
The Las Vegas Raiders have found its man … again. Luke Getsy, the former offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears who was fired on Jan. 10, is expected to be the Raiders next offensive coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated.
This comes hours after Kliff Kingsbury took himself out of the running for the job, and is now reportedly in talks with the Washington Commanders to become its top offensive coach. Las Vegas interviewed five candidates for its opening, including Getsy, Kingsbury, UCLA coach Chip Kelly, former Cleveland Browns offensive coach Alex Van Pelt and Pittsburgh Steelers receivers coach Mike Sullivan.
New Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce said he wanted an offensive coordinator that could not only average 24 points a game but could also be a great teacher.
“You’ve got to be able to run the football — play-action pass,” Pierce said then. “What are the Raiders known for? The vertical passing game, right? We want to see the shots down the field. We want the explosive plays. That has to be a part of the creativity. You look at the shifts, the motions, all that stuff goes into it … just think of when [the] Raiders were playing really good football, and that’s going to be your offensive coordinator, hopefully, as we go forward.”
While Getsy’s unit with the Bears ranked last in passing offense in 2022 (130.5 yards per game) and only slightly improved to 27th last season (182.1), that’s only a portion of his story. Las Vegas has been mentioned as possible trade destination for Getsy’s former Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who played exemplary when he returned from his finger injury for the second half of the season.
Chicago finished 4-3 when Fields returned but the Bears were in every game they played. The third-year quarterback completed 127-of-208 passes for 1,361 yards, five touchdowns…
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Publish date : 2024-02-04 15:48:40
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