Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, right, talks with San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator and former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt before an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Whoever the Arizona Cardinals decide will be the successor to Bruce Arians has large shoes to fill.
The past two Cardinals coaches, Arians and Ken Whisenhunt, have seen a level of success that’s rarely been achieved in franchise history.
Whisenhunt led the organization to two NFC West titles and its first Super Bowl appearance while Arians produced the first back-to-back-to-back 10-win seasons.
The two make up the last decade of Cardinals football, and Arians’ retirement marks the end of that era.
Here is a closer look at that era.
|January 7, 2007
||January 17, 2013
|December 31, 2012
||January 1, 2018
||Days on the job
||Average wins per season
||NFC West titles
||Average NFC West finish
||AP Coach of the Year awards
||Number of starting quarterbacks
|2008 – averaged 26.7 ppg (3rd)
||Best scoring offense and rank
||2015 – averaged 30.6 ppg (2nd)
|2009 – allowed 20.3 ppg (14th)
||Best scoring defense and rank
||2014 – allowed 18.7 ppg (5th)
||Catches for Larry Fitzgerald during their tenure
|2008 NFC Championship win over Eagles
||2015 NFC Divisional Playoff win over Packers
|Lost 58-0 at Seattle in 2012
||Lost 33-0 to Rams in 2017 in London