In a shocking turn of events, the Las Vegas Raiders are interviewing Luke Getsy for their offensive coordinator position. Getsy was fired less than two weeks ago. Could the former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator find a new job that quickly?
The reality is that I do not foresee that happening. Reports are that the Raiders are hiring Tom Telesco to be their new general manager. I was pulling for former Bears assistant director of personnel Champ Kelly, but he apparently lost out in the end to Telesco. I do not see any connection between Telesco or Getsy and wondered why the Raiders would even consider putting Getsy on Antonio Pierce who was recently hired to remain as the full-time head coach. It turns out that while talking to my co-host Justin Onayemi and frequent guest Bob Weiss at Halas Huddle, Bob had the real answer.
Now, this is complete speculation, but it seems to me that this is highly likely.
The Raiders want insight into Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields
Rather than truly being interested in hiring Luk Getsy as their next GM, the Raiders wanted more insight into Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields. As it stands, the Bears own both the first-overall pick and the ninth-overall pick. The Raiders own the 13th overall pick. Mel Kiper keeps rumoring the Bears could get a first-round pick for Fields (I don't belive it). Atlanta has been rumored as a potential trade candidate, but could the Raiders also be interested in landing Fields? They don't have a high enough pick to land one of the top quarterback prospects and Fields could be the next-best option.
If the Chicago Bears move on from Justin Fields, I could see the Falcons and Raiders as potential trade targets. I just do not see them giving up a first-round pick for him -- at least not on its own. It is possible to pair Fields with draft capital for the first-rounder as opposed to only receiving a second-round pick plus.
Ryan Poles has many paths he can take regarding the QB position. Caleb Williams and Drake Maye are very good prospects and making a quarterback change could be in the cards as the Bears move on from Luke Getsy and hire Shane Waldron. All I know is that this offseason is going to be fun and crazy ride.