To say that the 2022 NFL season was a disappointment for Arizona Cardinals fans would be a massive understatement.
It all got off to a rocky start when superstar wideout DeAndre Hopkins was suspended for six games for PED use, and then all the rumors around Kyler Murray‘s leadership and the organization didn’t do a lot to help.
Then, they added a ‘homework’ clause to Murray’s new deal, all but confirming the rumors about his questionable work ethic and his reluctance to watch film, only putting more weight on his shoulders.
More than that, HC Kliff Kingsbury was already on the hot seat long before the season started.
And, as per usual, the former Texas Tech coach made some head-scratching calls and failed to be at his best when his team faced a contending team.
So, even though they finished the season without Murray due to a major injury, it was only right for the team to finally part ways with Kingsbury after years of underperformance.
With that in mind, the Cardinals know they can’t afford to waste Murray’s prime and should look to make the most of the stacked offensive core they have, which is why they’re reportedly looking to hire a top-tier candidate for their HC job.
That’s why it wasn’t a surprise to see ESPN’s Dan Graziano reporting that they have already interviewed former Indianapolis Colts HC Frank Reich, one of the best coaches available right now.
Former Colts coach Frank Reich interviewed today for the Arizona Cardinals' open head coach position, per sources.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 18, 2023
The Cardinals have also reportedly reached out to Sean Payton, so they’re definitely not messing around this time.