Cardinals expected to hire Israel Woolfork as QB coach
The Arizona Cardinals have announced Drew Petzing, formerly the quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns, as their new offensive coordinator under new head coach Jonathan Gannon.
They are taking another coach from the Browns for their offensive staff.
According to CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson, Petzing wanted to bring Israel Woolfork to Arizona and he will to be their quarterbacks coach.
This will be Woolfork’s first official NFL coaching job.
He was at Miami University from 2013-2021 as a graduate assistant, running backs coach and wide receivers coach.
In the 2021 offseason, he was selected as a Bill Walsh Coaching Fellow to work with the Browns, assisting with tight ends. The Bill Walsh Coaching Fellow is something NFL teams offer each offseason to minority coaches.
This past season, he was the Brown’s second-ever recipient of the Bill Willis Coaching Fellowship, working on offense. This fellowship is similar to the Cardinals’ Bill Bidwill Coaching Fellowship, which creates an opportunity for rising minority coaches.
Woolfork was given permission to join the Cardinals’ staff.
He will now work with Kyler Murray, Colt McCoy and anyone else the Cardinals might bring in at the position this offseason.
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