2021 Cardinals Season
A wound that won’t heal until at least the 2022 postseason if the Cardinals are fortunate enough to make it there. I won’t rehash on this one, other than state the obvious fact the Cardinals jumped out to a 7-0 start only to skid to a 4-7 finish.
It was head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s second straight meltdown after leading the division at midseason (the Cardinals led via a tiebreaker at 6-3 in 2020). However, both Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins struggled with injuries from October onward, and the team never looked the same.
To make matters worse, they were relegated to watching the Los Angeles Rams square off with the San Francisco 49ers to see who would represent the NFC in Super Bowl LVI. Want more fun? Zac Taylor, who was hired the same season as Kingsbury, led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1988 after starting his coaching career 6-25-1.