Cardinals general manager Steve Keim also agreed to a contract extension this Wednesday.
It’s not surprising to see the Cardinals commit to Kingsbury. Appearing on Arizona Sports 98.7 this past Friday, Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said Kingsbury’s future in the NFL is bright.
“I feel like he’s had an adjustment period, had a few years to adjust and I feel like he’s going to get better and better because I feel like he understands the pro rules and the pro game and the pro speed and everything else much better than he did a couple of years ago,” Bidwill said.
The Cardinals confirmed the extensions for Keim and Kingsbury moments ago.
We have reached agreements on contract extensions with GM Steve Keim and Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Each is now under contract with the team through the 2027 season.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 2, 2022
Kingsbury led the Cardinals to just 13 wins in his first two seasons with the team. In 2021, however, he led the Cardinals to an 11-6 record.
With Kingsbury and Keim under contract for years to come, the Cardinals’ focus now shifts over to Kyler Murray’s situation.
Murray has made it clear that he would like to receive a lucrative extension this offseason. If the Cardinals are going to be a contender under Kingsbury, they’ll need Murray under center.