Kliff Kingsbury Contract: How Much Will Commanders Pay Ex-Cardinals HC For The Offensive Coordinator Role?

Published 02/04/2024, 9:36 PM EST

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The former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals is getting ready to make a comeback in the NFL. He had previously served as the head coach of the Cardinals but was fired because of the team’s lackluster performance in the last four seasons. The team’s record was 4-13 in his previous season with the team in 2023. However, he seems to be returning triumphantly with his new Washington Commanders team.

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Kliff Kingsbury had a decent first season with the Cardinals, leading them to playoff appearances in 2021. However, in the 2022 season, his progress curve declined, resulting in his worst season. As a result, the Cardinals decided to change their leadership. Now, he has been acquired by the Washington Commanders. The question remains: how much will he make with his new team?

How much is Kliff Kingsbury making from his recent contract?

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According to a recent update by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager, the former Cardinals ex-coach will become the next offensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders. The team failed to make their Super Bowl appearances and was even eliminated from playoff contention after a 28-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams this season. That is why the team is looking for a reshuffling of their staff. Therefore, they bring Kingsbury to the roaster. But how much is he going to make?

During his time with the Cardinals in March, he signed a five-year contract extension that will keep him with Arizona until 2027. As per sources, he was roughly making $5.5 million in 2022. Therefore, he would most likely be making $6 million, considering his previous season’s performance with the Cardinals. Furthermore, as per Athletic, Kingsbury has signed the contract for a three-year deal, meaning the contract will likely be $18 million.

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And if he signed a five-year contract, he’d probably be raking in $30 million. Earlier, it was rumored that Kingsbury might become the offensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders. However, according to his agent, Erik Burkhardt, the negotiations for the contract fell apart within the last 24 hours. As a result, Kingsbury has decided to change his decision. Before interviewing Kingsbury, the Raiders interviewed Luke Getsy and Mike Sullivan. With Kingsbury joining the Commanders, these two could fill the OC position.

But what led to Kingsbury’s breakup with the Arizona Cardinals?

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Why was Kliff Kingsbury fired?

The main reason behind his dismissal was his inconsistent performance under his mentorship. The squad struggles explicitly in the latter part of each season. Furthermore, the team’s offense faced tremendous difficulty in his shadow throughout his four seasons. There is also the downfall in Kyler Murray’s performance in the 2022 NFL season, even before facing a drop in his quarterbacking skill because of an ACL Torn against the Patriots in Week 15. This has somehow created a disagreement between Murray and Kingsbury.

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Finally, his tenure with the Cardinals ended with a 28-37-1 record over four seasons. After many ups and downs in his career, it seemed Kingsbury had finally sealed his faith with the Washington Commanders and pumped up for a flourishing season ahead. What are your thoughts on the Cardinals’ decision? Do share your thoughts below!

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