Cardinals Eyeing Offensive Coordinator Candidate for Another Role

Tyler Maher
The Arizona Cardinals still like an OC candidate for a different position.
The Arizona Cardinals still like an OC candidate for a different position. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Arizona Cardinals still like Drew Terrell, maybe enough to give him a different job than the one he originally applied for.

While the Cardinals decided to hire Drew Petzing for their offensive coordinator role over Terrell, they're still looking for ways to add Terrell to their staff.

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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler revealed on Monday that Arizona is still heavily interested in Terrell and is now considering him for the team's pass-game coordinator role. Apparently, he made such a good impression during his interview for the OC job that the Cardinals still want him to join them, albeit perhaps in a different capacity.

Still just 31, Terrell already has five years of NFL coaching experience under his belt. After serving as a graduate assistant coach for Virginia Tech and Michigan, Terrell got his start in the NFL as an offensive quality control coach in 2018. He stayed in that role for two seasons before moving on to the Washington Commanders, where he was their assistant wide receivers coach in 2020 before being promoted to wide receivers coach in 2021.

While he might still be a bit too young for a full-time OC job, Terrell appears on track to end up in that role sooner rather than later. Maybe if he accepts the role with Arizona and helps turn the team around after last year's debacle, he could try for an OC role again next offseason.

Time will tell where Terrell will end up this offseason or in what role, but he seems to have a bright future in the NFL coaching ranks regardless.

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