With each passing day, we’re twenty-four hours closer to finding out who the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals will be.
The Arizona Cardinals will be hiring a new coach in the near-future. Whoever that new name is, whether they are an offensive or defensive-minded name, they must do one thing before anything else: Become a positive influence for Kyler Murray.
If Murray and the new name in charge are at odds early, then we can expect a coaching (and a quarterback change), likely following the 2024 season. As it stands, the Cardinals will build around Murray in 2023, which should put him in a position to take command of the offense when he’s cleared to play.
Murray already signed a long-term extension last season. And the only way the Redbirds wouldn’t build the team with their proposed franchise quarterback in mind is if they believe he wouldn’t return in 2023.
Next head coach must be on good terms with Arizona Cardinals quarterback
If the new coach starts things right with Murray, they will have a much greater chance to bring out the best in the star-crossed quarterback whose 2022 campaign dragged him into a perpetual state of mediocrity. And that’s being generous.
Before 2022, fans and pundits alike questioned Murray’s leadership skills, despite his above-average play and at times, MVP-like performances. When 2022 rolled around, the signal-caller developed a me-first approach, which saw numerous controversies during the offseason and the regular season itself.
Maybe we’ll see more passion, a greater work ethic, and more leadership from Murray if the next coach reaches out and establishes a connection early. Of course, nothing will be guaranteed, but if this (presumed) rookie head coach wants to win over an impatient fanbase quickly, reaching out to Murray will go a long way.
Here’s to hoping everything will work out, as even in a country of over 300 million people, finding 32 guys to be franchise quarterbacks is no easy feat, and Murray is one of those hallowed few with franchise quarterback potential. If Murray turns it around next year with the next head coach’s help, it won’t set the Cardinals back for at least a couple of seasons.
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