Kliff Kingsbury steps back from being considered the OC of the Raiders

Kliff Kingsbury has withdrawn from consideration for the Las Vegas Raiders offensive coordinator position, his agent Eric Burkhardt told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Contract talks broke down after sources told ESPN on Thursday that Kingsbury was expected to be hired under coach Antonio Pierce.

Kingsbury, 44, was one of four candidates who interviewed for the vacant position over the past two weeks, along with Luke Kedzie, Alex Van Pelt and Mike Sullivan. Van Pelt was hired as the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.

Kingsbury last fall served as the Trojans' quarterbacks coach and senior offensive analyst with USC's Caleb Williams, the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner. Kingsbury drafted Kyler Murray when he was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals and Patrick Mahomes in college when he was the head coach at Texas Tech.

The Raiders went 8-9 last season, and the Bears inserted current quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Aidan O'Connell as interim coaches. Pierce led the Raiders to a 5-4 mark, including a 3-1 win over AFC West foes and a conference win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Information from ESPN's Paul Gutierrez was used in this report.

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