Arizona Cardinals could wind up playing against Kliff in 2023
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is interviewing with the Houston Texans, a team the Redbirds will face in 2023.
Following his fall from grace with the Arizona Cardinals, where he finished his tenure in the desert with an 8-20 record following a 7-0 start in 2021, Kliff Kingsbury may not be out of the job for long. Word has it that he’s on new Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans’ shortlist.
For a guy who managed the Cardinals about as well as Nathaniel Hackett managed the Denver Broncos in 2022, I’d say it would be quite an accomplishment if Kliff landed the job in Houston. But with that said, if Kliff graced the Texans sideline (or sat inside their press box), he’ll face none other than the Cardinals in 2023.
No, the Cards don’t play the AFC South next season. But since the Texans are the team’s “designated” AFC opponent, it’s very possible the Cardinals will have a chance to dismantle the Kingsbury-led offense sometime next season. And for Cardinal fans everywhere, that would be satisfying.
Arizona Cardinals fans would love to see their team beat Kliff
As the 2022 season dragged on, more and more Cardinals fans voiced their opposition toward Kliff, despite the fact he signed such a long-term deal that firing him seemed farfetched. There was also the injury bug, which some of us believed could keep the maligned coach in the desert for at least another season.
Fortunately, that didn’t happen, as the Cardinals bottomed-out at 4-13 under Kingsbury and sent him packing. As it stands, Kliff, if hired, may have the opportunity to work with the top quarterback taken in the 2023 NFL Draft, assuming the Chicago Bears don’t shock the world or trade the pick to a quarterback-needy team not named the Houston Texans.
Many mock drafts have the Texans taking quarterback Bryce Young, another smallish quarterback who also happened to win the Heisman Trophy. While he has Kyler Murray-like size, Young could be a better fit for Kliff’s “Air Raid” offense, having averaged 36.5 passing attempts per game, and 548 overall over a 15-game stretch in 2021. He threw the ball 380 times last season.
Article Source: Kliff Kingsbury interviewing for Texans offensive coordinator job, per reports by Arizona Sports
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