Steve Sarkisian’s two seasons as the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator didn’t go according to plan.
After replacing former OC Kyle Shanahan in that role back in 2017, Sark led a regression of north of 11 points per game. While the Falcons’ offense did improve this past regular season, it was not good enough for the former USC head coach to keep his job.
Apparently, Sark’s lack of success in Atlanta is not going to act like a deterrent for new Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Sarkisian is currently interviewing for the Cardinals’ vacant offensive coordinator job.
I'm told Steve Sarkisian is still currently interviewing for the #Cardinals offensive coordinator position, per source.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 10, 2019
He joins former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as a candidate for the opening.
With no NFL experience, Kingsbury is looking for specific types of assistants. That includes those who have been through the ringer. Sark would obviously fit the bill.
Whether this means he’ll get the job remains to be seen.