Chicago Bears Sep 24, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Chicago Bears helmet and ball cap against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears will reportedly interview a surprising name for their open offensive coordinator position. Kliff Kingsbury, who recently flamed out with the Arizona Cardinals as their head coach, is reportedly next in line for an interview.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news of Kingsbury’s prospective interview with the Bears.

“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,” Schefter posted. Schefter broke the news on X, the website formerly known as Twitter.

The connection many are making right now between Kingsbury and the Bears is quarterback Caleb Williams. The Southern Cal quarterback figures to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. The Bears own the top pick and have a big decision to make. They will either draft a new quarterback like Williams or proceed with Justin Fields.

If the Bears hire Kingsbury, that will only fuel the fire to the thought that they’ll draft Williams first overall. Kingsbury worked with Williams at USC, so the two have a history. Catering to the quarterback was, well, kind of the issue in Chicago the last few years.

Granted, doing that now after not doing it with Fields creates another set of problems. But that’s a tale for another day.

[Adam Schefter]

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