Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill may not have his franchise quarterback locked down, but he feels confident in the dead of the offseason with his two Steves atop the team’s leadership totem pole. The team announced Monday that it had signed general manager Steve Keim to a contract extension through 2022, tying him to the success of his second coaching hire, Steve Wilks. The 49-30-1 record the Cardinals posted in five years under Keim’s first coaching hire, Bruce Arians, gave Bidwill the confidence to sign the front office leader as Arizona enters Wilks’ tenure. “I think Steve’s one of the better GMs in the National Football League. He’s done a terrific job. If you look at his wins and losses, he’s among the top,” Bidwill said visiting Doug & Wolf’s Newsmakers Week on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “This is about creating stability in the organization and making sure we take care of the folks that really deserve an extension.” Arizona offered Keim the extension despite the Cardinals holding a team option on the general manager through the 2019 season. Bidwill said the focus was on rewarding success and securing stability for the Cardinals.
Cardinals president on addressing QB position: 'We're going to be aggressive'
Arizona Sports | Feb 13