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Sources: Cardinals fire Kliff Kingsbury despite extension

The Arizona Cardinals have fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, 10 months after signing Kingsbury to a contract extension through the 2027 season.

The move comes a day after the Cardinals lost their season finale, 38-13, to the San Francisco 49ers, completing a 4-13 season. Kingsbury finished his Cardinals career with a record of 28-36-1.

Kingsbury was hired in January 2019, just two months after he was fired from Texas Tech, to resuscitate a fledgling offense and a struggling organization.

He experienced moderate success, leading Arizona to improved win totals in his first three seasons -- from 5-10-1 in 2019 to 8-8 in 2020 and then a 2021 season in which the Cards went 11-6 and reached the playoffs.