The Cardinals named Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their next head coach on Monday. The team said that Wilks agreed to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth year. The move ends Arizona’s search exactly three weeks after it began when former coach Bruce Arians retired on Jan. 1. Wilks has been an NFL assistant since 2006, most recently spending the past six seasons with the Panthers. In 2017, he was their defensive coordinator after two seasons as the assistant head coach and defensive backs coach. The Panthers promoted defensive line coach Eric Washington to replace Wilks as defensive coordinator.
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