Steve Sarkisian unlikely to join Arizona Cardinals' staff
Last Updated: 13/01/19 4:23pm
Former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is unlikely to join the Arizona Cardinals' staff beside new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
It was reported on Friday the Cardinals were closing in on a deal to sign Sarkisian as their offensive coordinator but according to the NFL Network, it appears this is not the case.
Kingsbury, who was appointed this week, is expected to call plays and run his own offense in Arizona but would like to hire someone with NFL experience.
Sarkisian, 44, was fired after two years in Atlanta after not living up to the heights of the 2016 season where they reached the Super Bowl.
The Falcons ranked 15th and eighth in points and yards carried this season.
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The Cardinals also have interviewed former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo for their coordinator opening.
McAdoo, 41, spent last year out of football after being fired by the Giants, but he had a strong two-year run as their offensive coordinator before his promotion to the top job.
Arizona has finalised its other coordinator spots, with Vance Joseph signing on to run the defense and Jeff Rodgers staying in his position as special-teams coordinator.