Chris Mortensen reports that the Cardinals are closing in on an agreement with Steve Sarkisian to be their offensive coordinator.
Arizona is moving quickly to get Kliff Kingsbury’s coaching staff in place, as they’ve already agreed to a deal with Vance Joseph to be their new defensive coordinator.
Sarkisian also had interest from the Lions for their offensive coordinator job.
Sarkisian, 44, began his coaching career at El Camino College back in 2000 as their QBs coach. He left to join USC as their QBs coach the following year.
Since then, Sarkisian has worked for the Raiders, the University of Washington, and Alabama to go along with a few stints at USC. The Falcons hired him as their offensive coordinator last year.
In 2018, the Falcons’ offense ranked No. 6 in total yards, No. 10 in points scored, No. 27 in rushing yards and No. 4 in passing yards.