Cards hire college guru Kingsbury as new head coach

By | January 8, 2019

Cards hire college guru Kingsbury as new head coach … Interesting development in Arizona where the Cardinals have reportedly hired Kliff Kingsbury as the team’s new head coach replacing Steve Wilks who was fired last week. Kingsbury himself was fired this off-season by Texas Tech and had been hired as offensive co-ordinator at Southern California. In fact, Kingsbury has never coached in the NFL, but is still viewed in many league circles as a brilliant offensive mind who is adept at developing QBs. Indeed, he has coached a number of elite college QBs including Patrick Mahomes and Johnny Manziel. The Cardinals are hoping that Kingsbury can bring out the best in Josh Rosen, the team’s #1 pick this past April, who just completed an inconsistent rookie season in the desert. Kingsbury, of course, will also be involved in the Cardinals’ 2019 draft, for which they have the #1 pick overall. And that’s where it gets kind of interesting. The Cardinals have made it very clear that getting some help for Rosen, especially along the offensive line, will be their top off-season priority. And bringing in Kingsbury is only going to reinforce that sentiment in Arizona. However, all the top candidates to be selected with the first overall pick this year are on the defensive side of the ball and that almost certainly will have the Cardinals looking to trade out of the #1 pick and move down to a spot in the draft where an offensive lineman would make more sense value wise. Stay tuned!