Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell told reporters earlier this week that the organization will wait until after the Super Bowl to hire it’s head coach.
And we now know why.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon has emerged as a ‘key candidate’ for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job and is expected to stay in Arizona after Super Bowl LVII (regardless the results) to interview for the job.
The 40-year-old Gannon has been the Eagles defensive coordinator the last two years and was previous the defensive backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts. This year he led the Eagles to a historic 72 sacks and has been a staple to the team’s success.
Meanwhile, it is rumored that the Eagles offensive coordinator — Shane Steichen — is considered a ‘strong candidate’ for the Indianapolis Colts head-coaching job. Like the Cardinals, the Colts also said they will wait until after the Super Bowl to hire their new head coach.