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Popular Former NFL QB Is Now The Cardinals' Offensive Coordinator

Three Arizona Cardinals helmets sitting on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 30: Helmets belonging to the Arizona Cardinals sit on the turf before the start of the Cardinals game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

On Friday afternoon, the Arizona Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. This is the second-consecutive season McCoy found himself out of the job during the season after he was fired by the Denver Broncos in 2017.

McCoy's offense ranked last in yards per game and second-worst in points per game entering Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos. After a 223-yard, 10-point performance, McCoy now finds himself looking for employment.

Former NFL quarterback and Cardinals quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will assume the role of offensive coordinator. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport revealed the news.

It can't get much worse for the Cardinals who were blown out 45-10 by the Broncos Thursday night. Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen threw three interceptions, fumbled twice and was sacked six times.

The team hopes Leftwich can provide a spark for the offense. Arizona misused star running back David Johnson, running him into eight and nine-man boxes.

Next up for Arizona is a home game against the San Francisco 49ers.