Cardinals hire Wilks as head coach

Doug Mendoza
January 23, 2018

He had a second interview with the Cardinals on Friday.

Wilks will be introduced to the media during a press conference in Tempe on Tuesday.

Eric Washington has been named the Carolina Panthers new defensive coordinator. He was previously with the Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers before joining the Panthers.

Although the news has not officially been confirmed by the team as of yet, they have no other interviews scheduled, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Wilks replaces the newly retired Bruce Arians, who called it a career on January 1 following the Cardinals' season finale. Wilkes has spent the last six seasons with the Panthers, serving as assistant head coach in 2015 and 2016 before being promoted to defensive coordinator for the 2017 season.

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Wilks' attack-minded, blitz-heavy defense finished seventh overall in total defense (317.1 yards per game) and 11th in scoring (20.4 points per game) this year.

There will be challenges for Wilks, who is 48 years old.

With a solid foundation and plenty of young talent, the Cardinals could become one of the best defensive teams in the National Football League under Wilks.

Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson, upon seeing the news leak out, tweeted out an emphatic message in all capital letters: "I LOVE IT". The only caveat is that Wilks ran a 4-3 scheme in Carolina while Arizona had a 3-4 defense under Arians.

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