The 2022 season was one to forget for the Arizona Cardinals, coming off an 11-6 season in 2021, the Cardinals finished 2022 at 4-13 and in last place in the NFC West.
While Kyler Murray suffered a season-ending injury in the back half of the season, the team's struggles far predated that injury. Kliff Kingsbury could never get the offense on track and their defense didn't do the team any favors all year, surrendering the second-most points per game in 2022.
Cardinals Fire GM Steve Keim
Now, the man responsible for hiring Kingsbury, and signing Kyler Murray to a huge contract extension – GM Steve Keim – has been fired. Keim could still remain with the franchise is some capacity, but his days as the team's GM are done.
Kingsbury came in with a ton of hype and the reputation of being an offensive mastermind, though all of that praise has never translated into any real success, even at the collegiate level when he coached Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech.
In four seasons coaching the Cardinals, Kingsbury has only delivered one winning season and they lost in their first playoff game. The Kyler Murray contract didn't look great when it was signed, but was viewed as something the Cardinals kind of had to do, now that contract looks much worse.
With Keim now out as GM, we don't know what the future holds for Kingsbury. He is expected to meet with ownership on Monday to determine his future, but there's little evidence for him to justify keeping his job.
Murray will miss most of, if not all of next season, DeAndre Hopkins isn't getting any younger, J.J. Watt is retiring, and all in all, this Cardinals team looks like one destined for a rebuild, the firing of Keim could just be the first domino to fall.
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