What was Kliff Kingsbury like as a quarterback

NFL: Arizona Cardinals sign Kliff Kingsbury as head coach

The Arizona Cardinals sign Kliff Kingsbury as their head coach. The Cardinals announced on Tuesday. Kingsbury signed a four-year deal including a team option for an additional year.

"My whole life has been about football," said Kingsbury azcardinals.com. "I've played in this league, trained at college level, and I've always been fascinated by the NFL. Given the current offensive trends, the time felt perfect to take my word for it."

Kingsbury has only trained in college football so far. He was head coach at Texas Tech University between 2013 and 2018 and previously worked as an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.

The 39-year-old is considered a passing game specialist. The best-known Kingsbury pupil is probably Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, who is traded as a hot MVP candidate with 50 touchdowns in the regular season.

"I think he's going to be a great NFL coach. He's got the work ethic, he's got the passion for the game. He can put himself in the shoes of a quarterback," Mahomes said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Kingsbury is looking forward to Josh Rosen

In December 2018, Kingsbury signed as offensive coordinator with the USC Trojans, but then evaluated his options for a commitment in the NFL. On Monday he is said to have met with the New York Jets, where he was a quarterback himself in 2005. Still, Kingsbury chose the Cardinals.

"They have a young quarterback (Josh Rosen, editor's note), a lot of cap space and a team that will fight for the entire season. I am really honored to be here," said Kingsbury of his decision.