The Arizona Cardinals are completely overhauling their coaching staff this offseason.
They fired Kliff Kingsbury after a disappointing 2022 season.
Today it was reported that the Cardinals would also be releasing Vance Joseph from his contract after 4 years as the team’s defensive coordinator.
They are also still looking for an offensive coordinator.
With Kingsbury being replaced by former Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, the Cardinals can now turn their attention to filling their coordinator vacancies.
Today they requested an interview with a candidate who is already the frontrunner for the offensive coordinator job.
According to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Cardinals have requested permission to interview Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Drew Petzing and he is expected to get the job.
As expected, #Cardinals new HC Jonathan Gannon has requested permission to interview #Browns QB coach Drew Petzing for OC. He's expected to get the job.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) February 16, 2023
Petzing has been with the Browns since 2020, but began with the team as a tight ends coach. He didn’t become the QB coach until this past season.
If he really does get the job with the Cardinals, he’ll have a ton of pressure on him in his first season as an offensive coordinator.
He’ll be working under a defensive-minded coach, which means the offense’s success will fall pretty heavily on him.
There will also be high expectations for the offense once Kyler Murray returns from his torn ACL.
Despite Kyler Murray looking impressive for stretches of his first few seasons, there still appears to be room for improvement with the right coach, especially after some regression during the 2022 season.
The Arizona Cardinals will be hoping that whoever actually does get this job will be able to fully unlock Kyler’s potential and turn around an offense that surprisingly struggled this past season.