It wasn't that long ago that the Cardinals were considered a force to be reckoned with in the NFC, but now the team looks much different with more changes to come.
Larry Fitzgerald is enjoying his offseason in Orlando this week, playing in the Diamond Resorts Invitational golf tournament, but the 14-year National Football League veteran has a tough decision ahead of him. "I'm going to play golf tomorrow".
"I don't have a head coach right now, so there's a lot going on", Fitzgerald said. "I'm gonna take some time, figure it out". Our owner and president Michael Bidwill and general manager Steve Keim are out right now interviewing head coaches, so I'm interested to see what's gonna happen. "I'll make a decision shortly after I would imagine". In Shurmur's first full season running the offense, the unit finished 11th in yards per game (356.9) and 10th in points (23.9) while Keenum posted a 98.3 passer rating, easily the best of his career. The longtime Cardinal was able to put up solid numbers even with a shaky quarterback situation meaning his decision may weigh heavily on whether the team can compete in what may be his final season in the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who met with the Cardinals last Friday for the head coaching job, could wind up as Wilks' offensive coordinator if Wilks becomes head coach.
Arizona has made one round of interviews with all nine of their reported candidates, but Wilks and Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher are the only two whose teams are not in the playoffs. Though, after a down season for the Cardinals, Fitzgerald remains undecided about continuing to play versus retiring.