Bears interviewing Kliff Kingsbury might not mean what you think

Chicago may not be interested in hiring the USC quarterbacks coach.

Chicago Bears, Kliff Kingsbury
Chicago Bears, Kliff Kingsbury / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages

The Chicago Bears have been a busy franchise this week, interviewing several names for their vacant offensive coordinator position.

Some candidates seem like a good fit, while others ... not so much. Nonetheless, general manager Ryan Poles is doing his due diligence.

Thursday, it was reported that the team plans to interview USC quarterbacks coach and senior analyst Kliff Kingsbury for their opening. The former Arizona Cardinals and Texas Tech head coach now has Bears fans all up in a frenzy.

Whether or not you like Kingsbury as a possible hire, though, the fact that Chicago is interviewing him doesn't necessarily mean they're interested in hiring him.

What underlying reason would the Bears have for interviewing Kliff Kingsbury?

The elephant in the room, here, is that Kingsbury spent the 2023 college football season as Caleb Williams' quarterback coach. And, unless you've been out of touch with all of humanity, you understand that the biggest question of the offseason in Chicago comes down to whether or not to draft Williams or stick with Justin Fields.

There aren't many better people to sit down with if you're wanting to get to know Williams on the field, as well as off of it. Kingsbury spent a whole lot of time with Williams over this past year, so why wouldn't the Bears want to conversate with a guy like him?

During Poles' press conference following the dismissal of Luke Getsy, we could objectively assume that a decision on the quarterback and no. 1 pick has not yet been made. Poles has to do everything in his power to obtain all necessary information in order to make a final decision, and that includes getting to know Williams as best he can.

As for Kingsbury, the coach, it's been clear that he belongs in college football and not the pros. Bears fans might lose their minds if he was brougth in to be the team's new offensive coordinator. There is only one way that story ends, regardless of who ends up being the quarterback.

So, take the interview with a grain of salt. Kingsbury knows Williams well, and that might be the only reason Poles and company want to sit down with him.