Kliff Kingsbury’s job as Arizona Cardinals head coach had been in limbo for weeks leading up to his firing this Monday, per a source in the know.
The Cards parted ways with the former Texas Tech HC following their 38-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but it would seem that this latest defeat really had no bearing on the team’s decision to axe Kingsbury.
According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the team’s owner, Michael Bidwill had been assessing potential replacements for weeks and, from all indications, there was going to be a change. Kingsbury was informed of the decision on Monday, which shouldn’t have come as a surprise to him. And he will be paid a substantial sum as he’s still owed through to 2027.
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Kingsbury led Arizona to the playoffs last season after a scorching start, but they bowed out in the Wild Card Round, having faced the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams went on to win the Super Bowl but have also failed to make the playoffs this time around, and it’s believed that it’s only a matter of time before Sean McVay steps down as head coach.
McVay might emerge as a candidate for the Cardinals, who knows?
The team finished the 2022/23 season with a dismal 4-13 record. Kingsbury leaves with an unattractive 28-37-1 record as an NFL head coach.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.