Kliff Kingsbury has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Las Vegas Raiders’ offensive coordinator position two days after he was reportedly the hire, agent Erik Burkhardt told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday afternoon.
Kingsbury, 44, was the Arizona Cardinals’ head coach from 2019 through ’22 after spending six seasons as Texas Tech’s head coach. Kingsbury totaled a 28-37-1 record in four years with the Cardinals and a 35-40 record during his tenure with the Red Raiders.
Last season, Kingsbury was a senior offensive analyst at USC, and he has been mentioned in connection with several open NFL offensive coordinator positions this year. He also reportedly interviewed for jobs with the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers, all of whom have now filled their offensive coordinator openings.
With Kingsbury out, the Raiders still must fill their offensive coordinator position under first-year head coach Antonio Pierce, who had his interim tag removed on Jan. 19. One name that could be a possibility is UCLA head coach Chip Kelly, who has interviewed for the job, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Meantime, the Washington Commanders have interest in Kingsbury for their open offensive coordinator position, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported.