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8-8, 3rd in NFC West

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Just like Bruce Arians had his three pillars of coaching (Trust, Loyalty and Respect), new Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has his own three: Trust, Commitment, and Accountability. Those last two might be a bit long to fit on the back of a t-shirt, however.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks called the team's quarterback issue -- not having one -- the "elephant in the room." He summed it up with a few words: "We don't have a quarterback."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks had his family in attendance for his introductory press conference — his wife Marcia, daughters Marissa and Melanni, and son Steven James.

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Wilks addresses Cardinals' QB situation (0:57)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said he had an "in-depth conversation" with WR Larry Fitzgerald but Fitzgerald didn't say whether or not he's playing in 2018. But Wilks added he'd "love" to have Fitzgerald back.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks takes a seat alongside GM Steve Keim while president Michael Bidwill introduces Wilks.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher is expected to meet with the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans today in Mobile, Alabama about their respective defensive coordinator positions, according to a source.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians issued a statement on Monday night after Steve Wilks was chosen as his successor: "We built a strong Cardinals legacy over the last 5 years. I wish Steve Wilks the best of luck. I'm disappointed that Bettch or Keith didn't get the Cardinals position. They are both ready. I truly believe they will be an asset to any football organization. Trust. Loyalty. Respect."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals officially announce Steve Wilks as their head coach through a press release. Wilks has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. Arizona will have a press conference Tuesday to formally announce Wilks.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"He is my story pretty much in a coach's version. That sums up what he is perfectly, and his star is about to become a contagious combustible flame for those guys. He's a leader of men: not boys, men. Trust there's a difference there, which enhances and drives them to excel; a General to whom I would follow to the end. I'm pretty sure most know this. I've been pretty adamant about him. Hell, Cardinals got a steal!" -- Washington cornerback Josh Norman to ESPN's Vaughn McClure on new Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks. Norman played for Wilks from 2012 to 2015.

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Riddick: 'Wilks needs to address the quarterback first' (1:43)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher has been getting interest from other teams to be their defensive coordinator. No guarantee he'll return to Arizona under Wilks.

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Cardinals closing in on Wilks as next HC (0:50)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals will make Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their next head coach, a league source confirmed to ESPN on Monday

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

For what it's worth, Arizona defensive coordinator James Bettcher hasn't been invited to interview a second time by the Cardinals, but people close to the search have told me it may not matter because the franchise has seen plenty of Bettcher over the last five years.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

According to a source, it's uncertain if Mike McCoy is still in play to be James Bettcher's offensive coordinator, should Bettcher be hired as the Cardinals' head coach. A lot will depend on how long the Cardinals' search lasts.

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Another Belichick assistant on the move? (0:59)
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Bruce Arians seeking TV role after retirement

Bruce Arians, who retired from coaching on Jan. 1, has said he'd be interested in television or radio to stay connected to football -- including replacing Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told me he's interested in being the color analyst for "Monday Night Football," the role formerly held by Jon Gruden, who left ESPN earlier this month to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders: "Oh gosh, I'd be interested. I don't think they're interested in me. But that would be like the dream job, especially working with someone as good as Sean (McDonough). That'd be fun. That's obviously a home run."

Team Stats

Passing Yards227.515th
Rushing Yards86.630th
Points For18.425th
Points Against22.619th