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2017 Schedule
8-8, 3rd in NFC West

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Without a quarterback currently under contract for 2018, new Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said the team will be "very aggressive" whether it be in free agency, through a trade or in the draft to find a quarterback. So. what does a Steve Wilks quarterback look like? I asked him. "Very smart and intelligent guy. A guy that's going to come in and command, not only the huddle, but that side of the ball, that locker room. A competitor. A guy that loves to compete. We're looking for all those things. That DNA.”

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cardinals wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, who coached with new head coach Steve Wilks in Chicago earlier in their careers, vouched for Kevin Garver and urged Wilks to hire Garver as his successor. Wilks listened to Drake, interviewed Garver and eventually hired him as the team's wide receivers coach, a promotion from assistant wide receivers coach.

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Fitzgerald to return for 15th NFL season (1:07)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will play in 2018, coach Steve Wilks announced during a radio interview on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM today.

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10dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Offseason moves to improve every NFC team

Seattle has big decisions to make on the Legion of Boom. The Saints need to lock up Drew Brees. The Vikings need to sign a quarterback. Here are five offseason moves to improve all 16 NFC teams.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' new staff is another sign of how the culture will change around their Tempe practice facility. Smaller staff. A lot of coaches in their 40s. None in their 80s or 70s. Age breakdown: 60s - 1, 50s - 3, 40s - 10, 30s - 6.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals announced their new coaching staff hires today: Asst. DL: Chris Achuff OL: Ray Brown Def. quality control: Alonso Escalante Asst. DB: Charlie Harbison Sr. asst/DL: Don Johnson Asst. ST: Randall McCray DB: David Merritt, Sr. TE: Jason Michael Off. quality control: Troy Rothenbuhler Off. asst.: Cameron Turner RB: Kirby Wilson New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks also kept six coaches from last year's staff including LB coach Larry Foote, WR coach Kevin Garver, QB coach Byron Leftwich, asst. OL Steve Heiden, Bill Bidwill Fellowship/RB coach Terry Allen and strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris.

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11dJosh Weinfuss

Cardinals' 2018 schedule tied for eighth-toughest

Arizona's 2018 opponents had a winning percentage of .520 in 2017, meaning that on paper, the Cardinals face one of the NFL's more difficult schedules.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals hired Troy Rothenbuhler as their new offensive quality control coach. He was most recently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Findlay.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals signed 6-foot-1, 206-pound free agent cornerback Lou Young to a one-year contract. He has ties to new Cardinals coach Steve Wilks having played six games with the Carolina Panthers in 2016. Young was released by Washington in August.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals made Steve Keim's contract extension through 2022 official with a press release just now. ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano broke the news earlier today.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: The Arizona Cardinals and GM Steve Keim have agreed to a contract extension through 2022.

Team Stats

Passing Yards227.515th
Rushing Yards86.630th
Points For18.425th
Points Against22.619th