Arizona Cardinals expected to fire Steve Keim when season concludes
There’s a report circulating that the Arizona Cardinals are preparing to move on from general manager Steve Keim in the offseason.
The Arizona Cardinals haven’t given their followers much to cheer for this season. Following this past Sunday’s 24-15 loss to the hapless Denver Broncos, the Redbirds’ record stands at an ugly 4-10. It’s been a long year for the “Red Sea”, but something could be brewing that would bring smiles to the faces of a large contingent of the squad’s loyal fans.
Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports is reporting that Cards owner Michael Bidwill is finally ready to cut ties with Steve Keim, the club’s longtime general manager. The two-time NFL Executive of the Year has been shaping Arizona’s rosters since 2013, and the team has won just one playoff game with Keim running the show.
Just last week, the Cardinals announced that Keim would be taking an indefinite leave of absence due to health concerns. As it turns out, there may be much more to this developing situation.
Drastic changes are needed in the front office of the Arizona Cardinals
Arizona is in desperate need of wholesale changes. Quentin Harris and Adrian Wilson, a pair of Keim’s right-hand men in the front office, have been mentioned as possible replacements for the much-maligned GM. Promoting either one, however, would be a huge mistake by Bidwill.
What the franchise needs is some fresh ideas from an outside party. Harris and Wilson are well-respected, but both have been a part of this failed management group. How about hiring someone who never worked alongside Keim, and had zero involvement in the catastrophic decline of the Cards that began in December of 2021?
If Keim is going then another change should be coming as well. The 50-year-old is responsible for hiring Kliff Kingsbury, the head coach of the Cardinals who has won just five times in his last 20 attempts. Bidwill would likely allow the new general manager to make firing the 43-year-old Kingsbury his first order of business.
Keim did some fantastic things during his days in Arizona, but his time is up. A new perspective is badly needed. Now all we can do is hope that Bidwill appoints the right man for the job.
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