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Silver Minings: Raiders to hire Luke Getsy as offensive coordinator, per report

After Kingsbury backs out, Getsy is in

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Saturday was a wild day when it came to the Las Vegas Raiders offensive coordinator opening. First the news about Kliff Kingsbury withdrawing his name, and late in the night night (or early morning on the East Coast) reports surfaced that the Raiders are working on a deal to hire former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, per MMQB’s Albert Breer.

Getsy served as the Bears’ OC for two years, 2022 and 2023, and his offenses ranked 23rd and 18th in points, and 28th and 20th in yards, respectively. Before that, he had two stints with the Green Bay Packers as a quality control and wide receivers coach under Mike McCarthy from 2014 to 2017 before returning to the Packers as Matt LaFleurs’ quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator from 2019 to 2021. He served as Mississippi State’s offensive coordinator for the year in between.

Of course, now the attention turns to what type of quarterback Getsy will want to have in his offense. In Chicago, he used Justin Fields in the running game quite a bit. Fields is speculated to be available for trade and the Bears will take a quarterback with the first pick of the NFL Draft. However, Getsy was also let go because he and Fields weren’t a successful combination in the Windy City.

So, it seems more like the question will be if Getsy sees Aidan O’Connell in a Packers/LaFleur type of offense. If not, trading up in the draft might be the Raiders’ best option.

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