Kliff Kingsbury expected to interview for NFL position, per report
Kliff Kingsbury could be on the move back to the NFL after one season at USC. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Kingsbury is expected to interview for the offensive coordinator position with the Chicago Bears.
Kingsbury, long regarded as a top offensive mind, has NFL coaching experience as the Arizona Cardinals’ head coach for four seasons (2019-2022). With Chicago, he could potentially be working with Caleb Williams. The Bears have the No. 1 pick in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.
Former Cardinals’ HC Kliff Kingsbury, a senior offensive analyst and quarterbacks coach at USC, is expected to interview for the Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator job, per sources. Kingsbury’s USC QB Caleb Williams is expected to receive strong consideration to become the… pic.twitter.com/kVFaI65sCp
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 18, 2024
Kingsbury joined Lincoln Riley’s USC staff in April 2023. He held the title of senior offensive analyst while serving as the Trojans’ quarterbacks coach, working with Williams this past season.
Coming off his Heisman Trophy-winning season, Williams passed for over 3,600 yards in 2023. In 12 games, he posted a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 30-5 while completing 68.6% of his passes. The 6-1, 215-pound Williams also added 11 rushing scores.
Kingsbury was 28-37 in four seasons as an NFL head coach. Kingsbury’s Cardinals reached the playoffs in the 2021 season, but lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round. Following his Texas Tech playing career, Kingsbury played in the NFL from 2003-to-2006.