The Arizona Cardinals have got their man.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cardinals are completing a deal to hire Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon for their head coaching position. Gannon will replace Kliff Kingsbury, who was let go after a disappointing 4-win season.
With that, all five head coaching vacancies have been filled. The Indianapolis Colts hired another Eagles assistant, offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, to take over as their new head coach.
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The 40-year-old Gannon began his coaching career with the Atlanta Falcons back in 2007, serving as a defensive quality control coach. He held the same role for the Tennessee Titans from 2012-13 before joining the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent four seasons as an assistant defensive backs coach.
Gannon then joined Frank Reich’s coaching staff in Indianapolis in 2018, serving as their defensive backs coach for three years. Nick Sirianni, who was hired as the Eagles’ new head coach in 2021, brought on Gannon to serve as his defensive coordinator.
The Cardinals had just one winning season under Kingsbury in his four-year tenure there. They finished 11-6 in 2021 and ended a six-year playoff drought, only to get crushed by the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round.
Now, we see if Gannon can get this organization back on track following a short but highly successful tenure as Philly’s DC.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.