Former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy has agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Raiders to become their new OC heading into the 2024-25 season. The hiring came after Las Vegas' reported first choice, USC quarterbacks coach Kliff Kingsbury, took himself out of the running.
Getsy led the Bears to the second-best rushing attack in the league for the 2023-24 season, but that's not why fans remember his name. They remember his name for failing to bring the best out of quarterback Justin Fields.
He was hired by the Bears after serving as the quarterbacks coach in Green Bay with the Packers, presumably to bring some of that genius down to the Windy City and work with Fields to bring the franchise its first 4,000 passing yard season in history. As you know, after two losing seasons, that wasn't even close to what happened.
While he really worked on the screen plays, nothing amounted to success during his time here. He was fired at season's end. Bears fans were shocked to hear he was in the running for the same position elsewhere, wondering what teams saw in him that they, first-hand, did not experience. Turns out, the outside world may not see the Bears' woes as Getsy's fault.
Raiders hire Getsy as OC, blame Fields for Bears' offensive struggles
Vic Tafur covers the Las Vegas Raiders for The Athletic. He took to X (Twitter) after Getsy's hiring to give his thoughts about him and his previous work. He thinks the Raiders felt the problem with the Bears offense was not Getsy's play-calling but rather Fields and the offense's play.
Well, it's obvious they see something in Getsy. They must have not looked at his work with the Bears the last two seasons and just went straight back to watching Aaron Rodgers highlight tapes against the Bears.
If the Raiders are thinking Getsy's offense is just a match made in heaven for their $73 million man Jimmy Garoppolo, have at it.
I can see Mark Davis in the owner's box now, quoting his father. "Just Screen, Baby."
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