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Cardinals’ division rivals name new head coach

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The Arizona Cardinals are content on keeping Jonathan Gannon, but the final head coaching vacancy remaining in NFC West Division has been filled.

After firing Pete Carroll on Jan. 10, the Seattle Seahawks have reportedly named former Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald as the new voice and leader of their organization, according to multiple NFL insiders.

After the Ravens lost to the AFC Champions in the Kansas City Chiefs 17-10 on Sunday, Seattle was able to schedule and conduct an interview with Macdonald.

Last year, Baltimore were a top-10 defense in the league and were among the best teams in specific categories.

Now with a new role and opportunity, he is now the youngest head coach in the NFL at 36-years-old.

Going into next season, Macdonald will have some big shoes to fill after replacing future Hall of Famer Carroll.

Carroll guided the Seahawks to becoming Super Bowl XLVIII Champions in 2014 by crushing the Denver Broncos 43-8. Then, Seattle lost 28-24 to the New England Patriots in 2015 in the next Super Bowl. He had an overall record of 137-89-1 in his tenure.

It will be interesting to see if Macdonald’s reign will involve the Seahawks continuing to dominate the Cardinals like Carroll had done.

Carroll’s coaching for the Seahawks record against Arizona was 18-9-1 all-time, and they were 5-0 in their last five. The Cards were 0-2 this season vs. Seattle.

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Alec Cipollini covers the Arizona Coyotes and Cardinals for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account @AlecCipollini

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