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Earlier this week, the Arizona Cardinals finalized their head coaching decision.
Jonathan Gannon was named as their head coach just after his Super Bowl appearance with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In an introductory press conference, the Cardinals owner, Michael Bidwell, expressed why he was confident in Gannon moving forward.
#AZCardinals owner Michael Bidwill says part of what sold them on Jonathan Gannon was his vision for Kyler Murray: “Getting him back to the playmaker he is and making sure we build around him.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 16, 2023
Gannon’s main pitch to the Cardinals was about Kyler Murray and his confidence in growing his abilities.
Murray, when healthy, has proven to be one of the most athletic, explosive athletes in the NFL.
However, last season, Murray’s skills were not on full display.
Whether that was a coaching scheme, his injury, or a combination of the two, Murray took a step back in his play last season.
As a result, the Cardinals finished the season with a 4-13 record, severely underwhelming pre-season expectations.
If early indications mean anything, the Cardinals have placed their full trust in Gannon to right the proverbial ship with the Cardinals, finding greater success in 2023.
Will the Cardinals be able to make the playoffs under Gannon next season?
The Cardinals have been surrounded by trade talk, specifically with the status of DeAndre Hopkins.
Hopkins could be on the move, leaving the Cardinals without a marquee weapon.
While Murray could improve next year, he still needs people to throw the ball to.
If Hopkins does end up on a new team, Gannon and his staff will go on the offensive, finding a new receiver to take his place.
Thankfully for the Cardinals, the incoming rookie class is loaded with elite wide-receiving talent, and they should be able to find a suitable replacement.
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