Stability is one of the rarest commodities in the NFL, for the Cardinals they are looking to achieve that stability.
They have done that with their extension of General Manager Steve Keim to an extension with the team through 2022 according to the team.
From the team:
Keim recently concluded his 19th season with the Cardinals and fifth as the team’s General Manager after joining the club as a college scout in 1999. He was promoted to General Manager on January 8, 2013 after previous promotions to Director of College Scouting in 2006, Director of Player Personnel in 2008, and Vice President of Player Personnel in 2012.
Since his promotion to GM, the Cardinals have a 49-30-1 record in the regular season, the seventh best winning percentage (.619) in the NFL since 2013.
The 49 wins the past five years are the most in any five-year span in franchise history. Since 2013, only four of his NFL counterparts have won more regular season games than Keim (New England’s Bill Belichick, Seattle’s John Schneider, Pittsburgh’s Kevin Colbert, Denver’s John Elway).
“Steve’s performance and accomplishments as Cardinals GM speak for themselves,” said Cardinals President Michael Bidwill. “His role in the team’s success over the last five seasons is undeniable. This new contract ensures that he will continue to shape our success going forward and we are thrilled about that.”
The Cardinals have their GM under contract now for another five years to go with new Head Coach Steve Wilks. Hopefully, this time they can keep the band together for the next decade plus.