4 offensive coordinators who could help the Cardinals in 2022

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – AUGUST 15: Offensive Coordinator John Defilippo of the Jacksonville Jaguars enters the field before the start of a preseason game at TIAA Bank Field on August 15, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

The Arizona Cardinals should look to hire an offensive coordinator to help take some of the pressure off of Kliff Kingsbury.

When the Arizona Cardinals hired Kliff Kingsbury back in January of 2019, the offensive guru had never coached in the NFL at any level. Even more surprising was the fact that the club’s front office was putting their faith in an individual who had compiled a losing record in his six seasons as the head coach at Texas Tech University.

Acquiring Kingsbury meant the Cards would be handing over the whole offense to the young innovator. There would be no offensive coordinator for the squad’s new on-field leader, and Kingsbury would also be handling the play-calling duties for the Arizona scoring attack.

That much involvement with the offense, combined with the tremendous amount of responsibility that comes with being in charge of an entire team, may be too much for Kingsbury. Perhaps the addition of an offensive coordinator could alleviate some of the pressure. The following are four candidates who could potentially fill that incredibly important role for the Cardinals.