Cardinals Unlikely To Hire Steve Sarkisian As OC, Have Spoken With Ben McAdoo


Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Cardinals are not expected to hire Steve Sarkisian as their offensive coordinator under new HC Kliff Kingsbury, despite a prior report.

Garafolo notes that the Cardinals have spoken to a few candidates regarding their offensive coordinator vacancy including former Giants HC Ben McAdoo.

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.

McAdoo, 41, previously served as the Packers’ QBs coach before he was hired as the Giants’ offensive coordinator back in 2014 and eventually took over for HC Tom Coughlin two years later.

The Giants fired McAdoo towards the end of the 2017 regular season.

During his two years in charge of the team, McAdoo led them to a record of 13-15 (46.4 percent), which includes a playoff appearance last year.

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