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Kliff Kingsbury emerges as leading OC candidate for Commanders

Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury appeared to be set to become the newest offensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders as part of the staff of head coach Antonio Pierce. Contract talks broke down and he withdrew from consideration.

However, he now appears to be a favorite for another team looking for an offensive coordinator.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he is now a leading candidate to be the offensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders. The Commanders just hired former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be their new head coach.

Should Kingsbury end up with the job, he would likely get to work with a top rookie quarterback. The Commanders have the second pick in the 2024 draft.

The Cardinals will face the Commanders in 2024, so Kingsbury would also get to have a revenge game.

Arizona is still on the hook for the remaining four years of the contract he had with the team. Likely offset language means that, if he got hired by the Commanders, the Cardinals would only have to pay him the difference between what he is owed and what the Commanders pay him.

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