Kliff Kingsbury lands OC job with NFL team, per report
Kliff Kingsbury has reportedly decided on his team for the 2024 season.
After a change of heart with the Las Vegas Raiders, it looks like Kingsbury will coach in the NFC East. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Washington Commanders are hiring Kingsbury as their new offensive coordinator.
Commanders are hiring Kliff Kingsbury as their new offensive coordinator, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 5, 2024
For Kingsbury, it’s back to the NFL after one season at USC. 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 Caleb Williams this past season.
Coming off his Heisman Trophy win in 2022, Williams passed for over 3,600 yards this past season. 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.
There’s plenty of fan speculation that Kingsbury could be coaching Williams again. Washington has the No. 2 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. If the Commanders want to guarantee the Kingsbury-Williams pairing, they could potentially trade with the Chicago Bears for the No. 1 overall pick.
Kingsbury was 28-37 in four seasons as an NFL head coach. Kingsbury’s Arizona 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.