Former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell interviewed with the Cardinals on Thursday, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Caldwell now has interviewed with the Packers, Browns, and Cardinals and the Jets have expressed interest in him.
Caldwell, 63, has been fired twice and spent less than five years combined in Indianapolis and Detroit. On the plus side, he has a career record of 62-50 and was the first Lions coach to guide the team to multiple playoff berths in many years.
Caldwell was out of the NFL last year and the Lions sagged without him. After going 9-7 in 2016 and 2017, the Lions dropped to 6-10 in Matt Patricia‘s first year.
As shown in PFR’s 2019 Head Coaching Search Tracker, the Cardinals also have Dan Campbell, Adam Gase, Kliff Kingsbury, and Zac Taylor on the radar. Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy declined to interview with Arizona and former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is reportedly not interested in moving far away from his family in Wisconsin.
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