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Arizona Cardinals Name Byron Leftwich As Offensive Coordinator

Under Mike McCoy, the Cards were awful, so new blood was necessary.

Byron Leftwich has been in the NFL since 2003 when he was the Jaguars first-round pick. He went on to play for nine years with teams like the Jags and Steelers and then moved to Arizona in 2016 as an intern on Bruce Arians staff for the Cardinals.

A year later Leftwich was promoted to quarterbacks coach, also being allowed to call some plays in preseason games that season. Now, after watching the team get blown out by the Broncos on national TV, the team has decided to fire OC Mike McCoy and give Leftwich the clipboard as the new offensive coordinator.

Arizona Cardinals on Twitter

We have relieved Mike McCoy of his duties and promoted Byron Leftwich to offensive coordinator. https://t.co/85lqHaAs3r

The team is now 1-6, averaging 13.1 points a game (31st in the league) and rank dead last overall in total yards per game, third-down conversion percentage, time of possession and rushing yards. All of this means that Leftwich has his work cut out for him, especially with a rookie QB under center. But if he can get David Johnson running again, hopefully he can turn things around in Arizona.

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