Alex Marvez reports that the Cardinals have spoken to former Falcons Steve Sarkisian about their offensive coordinator job and have discussed the defensive coordinator position with Vance Joseph and Chuck Pagano.
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.
Pagano, 58, spent a few years as the Ravens’ secondary coach before he was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2011. The Colts later hired him as their head coach a year later and he spent six years in Indianapolis before he was fired last year.
Pagano interviewed for the Bronco and Packers head coach jobs, but both teams elected to go in a different direction.
During his six years in Indianapolis, Pagano led the team to a record of 53-43 (55.2 percent) and three playoff appearances including an AFC Championship game appearance in 2014.