Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles raised his profile this year by building one of the league’s top defenses, and will likely have a chance to interview for multiple head coaching openings.
How many of them he actually interviews for remains to be seen.
Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Show that Bowles was “definitely deserving” of a chance to interview.
“At the same time,” Keim said. “I’ve had numerous conversations with Todd and he’s made it clear to me and to the organization that he’s extremely happy here and would love to stay. . . .
“You know, if we come back and put together another good defense next year, that only strengthens his situation. He’s at a point in his career where he can be picky.
“That’s not to say that he wouldn’t take an opportunity that presented itself. But I think it would have to be a special opportunity.”
Bowles, who was an interim head coach with the Dolphins in 2011, has been named as a possibility for several jobs, which gives him a chance to be selective.
Michael Silver of the NFL Network mentioned that he had heard Bowles might turn down the chance to interview with the Browns.
He wouldn’t be the first to do so, as Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has also said no thanks to the chance to interview with the Browns at this point.