The Arizona Cardinals finally make a head coaching hire. After a ton of speculation regarding Kyler Murray ran rampant, the team acquires a new leader.
Hopefully, things can turn around quickly, as there is some serious hype around their new head coach.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals have officially hired former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon to lead the way.
The #AZCardinals are targeting #Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon as their new head coach, sources say. They’ll aim to work out a deal to lock him in. But after several weeks of searching, they’ve found their guy. pic.twitter.com/iWlvMXKvFK
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 14, 2023
Many analysts like this hire for the Cardinals as he Gannon was heavily recruited by numerous teams for their head coaching positions. Meanwhile, NFL fans are using the Eagles’ poor defensive efforts to bash the hire.
31 points allowed in the biggest game he’s coached lol
— ₿hargav (@ThatIndianGuy) February 14, 2023
Regardless, the Cardinals have their man despite the rumors regarding Kyler Murray. Most of those talks have been shut down. The most notable one being Sean Payton.
It’s interesting to see Arizona hire a defensive-minded coach. Even so, it’s not like Murray is a rookie. He’s proven to be extremely talented.
Most of the flack he receives revolves around questions about his leadership and off-field habits.
Even so, bringing in Gannon could prove to be what the Cardinals need to get back on track. With that said, all eyes will be on Kyler Murray to see how he recovers from his knee injury.