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Johnny Manziel Reacts To Kliff Kingsbury's Playoff Loss

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury reads his play sheet on the sidelines during a game.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 10: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals looks on from the sidelines during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

It had to hurt Johnny Manziel to see Kliff Kingsbury, his former offensive coordinator, be the butt of jokes during the Arizona Cardinals' playoff loss Monday night.

Arizona was soundly beaten by the Los Angeles Rams, falling 34-11 in a game that was never competitive. The blowout led to speculation that Kingsbury's days with the Cardinals might be numbered.

As the game was unfolding in LA last night, Manziel took to Twitter to express his feelings. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL first-round pick played under Kingsbury when he was the OC at Texas A&M in 2012.

Manziel said he was "heartbroken" but was still hoping his old coach will get a contract extension.

In three seasons with the Cardinals, Kingsbury has improved from 5-10-1 in 2019 to 8-8 last year and 11-6 this season. However, his teams have faltered late in each of the last two campaigns.

Arizona started 10-2 before losing four of its last five regular season games and getting blown out in the first round of the playoffs.

Now, we'll have to see if owner Michael Bidwill and GM Steve Keim think the team can still take the next step under Kingsbury, or if they'll choose to go in another direction.