The Arizona Cardinals have seven possible coaching candidates. Let’s explore why each candidate is a good fit for the team.
Well, it’s official. Frank Reich is off the market, having signed with the Carolina Panthers. Reich would have been a great fit for the Arizona Cardinals thanks to his ability to coach with marginal competition at quarterback. And since Kyler Murray suffered a setback in performance last season, Reich could have brought Murray back to his early 2021 form.
But there are other coaches capable of such a feat, plus others who would serve the Cardinals well in their own ways. Below, you will find coaching candidates who the Cardinals are interviewing, will interview or have interviewed. What makes them great fits for the Redbirds? Keep reading for more.
Why Sean Payton is a good fit for the Arizona Cardinals
For one, who wouldn’t Payton be a good fit for? He has experience in taking teams to and winning Super Bowls. Therefore, Payton is a hot commodity, likely for the remaining teams looking to find a coach.
Drew Brees was a great quarterback, but he wasn’t great before he linked with Payton. This shows us that Payton’s influence can accomplish something similar regarding Kyler Murray. Murray, the top pick in 2019, has all the intangibles you look for in a franchise quarterback, even if he’s fallen short in nearly every capacity. With Payton, that may not be the case, and Murray can thrive in such a system.
Look for the Arizona Cardinals to hard sell Payton. Even if it means giving compensation to the New Orleans Saints.