5 NFL head coaches who experience a glow up in 2020

Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals
Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Kliff Kingsbury. 2. player. Scouting Report. Head Coach. Arizona Cardinals. 32. Pick Analysis

Who would have thought Kliff Kingsbury would end up being a great NFL head coach? Two years ago, the former Mike Leach Air Raid disciple was fired by his alma mater because the Texas Tech Red Raiders could stop a nosebleed defensively. Now he’s entering year two leading the Arizona Cardinals and they’re smelling postseason, baby!

If the Air Raid ends up having staying power in the NFL, it will be because of what Kingsbury does in the Valley of the Sun with his quarterback Kyler Murray. Arizona may have only won five games last season, but it seems they’ve got the quarterback position right. With an expanded playoff field, perhaps the Cardinals are one of three teams getting in as wild cards in the NFC this season?

Though the offensive line remains a major concern, Murray is mobile and has plenty of weapons to quickly get the ball out to in this up-tempo spread offense. Arizona traded for DeAndre Hopkins. Larry Fitzgerald is a living legend. And with other offensive players like Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella and running back Kenyan Drake, it seems like the Cardinals are about to be going places.

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay got an absurd amount of love during his first two years. His team experienced a Super Bowl hangover and didn’t make the playoffs in year three of him as their head coach. Kingsbury has the chance to usurp him and challenge San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan as the best offensive mind in his own division.