The Arizona Cardinals have extended the contracts of General Manager Steve Keim and Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury until 2027. That made the team known from the desert on Wednesday.
“The leadership qualities of the two were key factors of the significant increase in performance of the team in the last three seasons,” said team owners Michael Bidwill in a statement published by the team. “We are looking forward to go to the two and you will play a big role of achieving our long-term goals as an organization.”
Keus has been part of the front office of the Cardinals since 1999 and since 2013 he is conducting the franchise as a general manager. In 2019, Kingsbury was committed as a new Head Coach after working for five years for five years as Head Coach at Texas Tech University.
Kingsbury’s contract would have expired after the coming season, by extension he and Keim now stay in Arizona in the long term. In Kingsbury’s first season, the Cardinals could win only three games, one year later they finished the season with a balance of 5-10-1. In 2021, the Cardinals then had a record of 11-6 and first reached the playoffs since 2015, where they bothered with 11:34 against the L.A. Rams in the Wild Card Round.
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Next, the focus of the Cardinals in Offseason will be to extend with quarterback Kyler Murray. The Agent of the 24-year-old, who also advises Kingsbury, recently demanded a public statement on Twitter, a contract extension for his client.