Kliff Kingsbury Nov 27, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury reacts against the Los Angeles Chargers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals are mired in a miserable season and there has been speculation that head coach Kliff Kingsbury could be on his way out, one way or another. However, if that’s going to happen, it doesn’t appear that it will be because he wants it.

According to a recent report by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Josh Weinfuss, there is growing speculation that the Cardinals may fire the 43-year-old head coach or that he might consider retiring. They referred to the fourth-year head coach as feeling “miserable” and perhaps at the end of the line for how much he can put up with.

Kingsbury was asked Friday about the ESPN report and if it is true that he has been “miserable” and contemplating walking away from coaching. His answer was fairly short and specific.

“No, I haven’t seen that,” he said, according to team insider Bob McManaman. “But no.”

The Cardinals are 4-10 on the season so far, a huge drop-off from last year’s 11-6 finish that led to a playoff berth. It’s also a complete regression to how Arizona was in his first season when they finished 5-10-1. Even if he doesn’t want to retire or pause his coaching career, it’s certainly possible that the team may just want a fresh start from here on out.

[Bob McManaman]

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