Reports claim the Arizona Cardinals are finalizing a deal to make Kliff Kingsbury their next head coach, which changes nothing for the Los Angeles Rams.
In a matter of days, the Los Angeles Rams will get their 2019 playoff campaign underway when they host the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round Saturday night.
But while the Rams are preparing for what should be an epic NFC showdown, it looks like a familiar face within the division in the Arizona Cardinals are keeping themselves busy when it comes to their search for a new head coach.
First off, the decision by the Cardinals to fire Steve Wilks came as quite a surprise to Los Angeles and the rest of the NFC West when considering it only had been one season. Most new coaches receive at least two or three years before even weighing the possibility of a firing comes into play, so many believed this was an unfair move by Arizona with Wilks.
With that being said, it looks like the Cardinals are continuing the drama when reports surfacing on Tuesday in regards to the team finalizing a deal to make Kliff Kingsbury their next head coach.
When seeing how the former Texas Tech head coach was fired less than two months ago before taking the offensive coordinator job at the beginning of December for USC, it now looks like all of this has led to Kingsbury becoming the go-to guy with the Cardinals.
Per sources, Kliff Kingsbury is finalizing a deal to become the Head Coach of the Arizona Cardinals. @nflnetwork @gmfb @NFLonFOX
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 8, 2019
As exciting of a move as this seems for Arizona, the team will most likely still be a work in progress when seeing how Josh Rosen made it clear during his rookie campaign he still has plenty of areas in need of improvement.
Not to mention, with the Cardinals earning the top overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft as a result of finishing the 2018 season with a 3-13 record, this team has plenty of other issues beyond the quarterback position as well.
Maybe in a few years from now, Kingsbury will have Arizona back in the discussion of being a playoff contender in the NFC once again. But for now, even once this deal becomes official for Kingsbury and the Cardinals, this still doesn’t change anything for the Rams when it comes to the division race.
Unlike Arizona, Los Angeles is built well enough on both sides of the football to be serious contenders in the NFL for years to come, and there’s a reason why they’re coming off back-to-back NFC West titles.
No matter what, the Rams will still enter the 2019 season as the favorites to win the division for a third year in a row, and nothing Kingsbury or the Cardinals do this offseason will change that. At the end of the day, Los Angeles is still a much better team than Arizona, and their two meetings from the regular season show that it’s not even close at the moment.
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