Reports: Raiders hire Kliff Kingsbury as OC

Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is returning to the NFL as offensive coordinator of the Las Vegas Raiders, multiple reports said Thursday.

Kingsbury’s teams combined to go 28-37-1 before he was fired at the end of his fourth season in Arizona in 2022. He spent the 2023 football season as a senior offensive analyst for Lincoln Riley at Southern California, where he worked with potential No. 1 overall draft pick Caleb Williams.

A former NFL quarterback, Kingsbury worked at the University of Houston and Texas A&M as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach before taking the head coaching job at Texas Tech, where he overlapped with Patrick Mahomes.

Kingsbury’s best season with the Cardinals came in 2021, when they ranked 11th in scoring offense but watched a 10-2 start end in an 11-6 regular-season record and a blowout loss in the wild-card round.

Kingsbury also interviewed with the Chicago Bears for their offensive coordinator post before Chicago hired former Seattle Seahawks OC Shane Waldron.