Kliff Kingsbury’s time in Arizona has come to a disappointing finish.
The Arizona Cardinals, who accomplished the season 4-thirteen, fired Kingsbury on Monday after 4 seasons as head coach, the staff introduced. He registered a 28-37-1 profession report inside the desert.
The Cardinals additionally introduced that widespread supervisor Steve Keim has decided to step away to “focus on his well being.” Keim took a well being-associated go away of absence Dec. 14.
Kingsbury was employed by the Cardinals in January of 2019 after spending six seasons (2013-18) as a outcome of the prime coach at Texas Tech. The Cardinals drafted quarterback Kyler Murray No. 1 whole inside the 2019 NFL draft simply a few months later.
Kingsbury elevated Arizona’s win whole in every of his first three seasons. In 2021, Kingsbury helped lead the Cardinals to an eleven-6 report and the franchise earned its first playoff berth since 2015. He agreed to a contract extension through the 2027 season in March.
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nonetheless, the Cardinals accomplished this 12 months 1-eight at residence, ended the common season with a 4-thirteen report and have been out of the postseason.
Kingsbury’s ultimate season in Arizona was marred by turbulence. Cornerback Jeff Gladney died in a car accident in may, star broad receiver DeAndre Hopkins was suspended the primary six video games for violating the NFL’s efficiency enhancing drug coverage, Kingsbury and Murray have been involved in a quantity of heated discussions and Murray suffered a season-ending knee harm in December.
regardless of the 2022 advertising campaign whereby the Cardinals accomplished thirty first in offense, the forty three-12 months-outdated Kingsbury is thought for his offensive teaching prowess.