While the Detroit Lions continue to search for their next offensive coordinator, their old offensive coordinator continues to search for a new job. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jim Bob Cooter will be interviewing for the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive coordinator job:
Former Lions' OC Jim Bob Cooter is interviewing today for the Arizona Cardinals' OC job, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2019
Arizona would be an interesting landing place for Cooter, as the Cardinals just hired Kliff Kingsbury as their next head coach. Chances are Kingsbury would want to hold onto offensive play-calling duties, which could actually benefit Cooter. The former Lions offensive coordinator struggled to get into rhythms while play-calling, being called out by fans and opposing players for being too predictable.
Additionally, pairing Cooter, who helped make Matthew Stafford a better quarterback, with Josh Rosen could be a really good fit for Arizona. Rosen had a rough rookie season, finishing last among all qualifying quarterbacks in passer rating.
This is the second reported interview for Jim Bob Cooter. He previously interviewed for the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator job, but the Browns recently hired Todd Monken instead.