After being fired on November 20 and replaced by Bill Musgrave, McCoy spent the second half of the 2017 National Football League season as a free agent. He coached Peyton Manning with the Broncos and Philip Rivers for the Chargers.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that McCoy and the team are working out a deal this week to make him the Cardinals' new offensive coordinator.Wilks spent five seasons as secondary coach in Carolina before being named defensive coordinator there previous year.
Holcomb was linebackers coach of the Panthers for the past five seasons.More news: Bank of America (BAC) Raised to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
Rodgers spent the last three years as special teams coordinator for the Chicago Bears.
With a defensive-minded head coach in Steve Wilks, the expectation here has to be that McCoy will be the primary play-caller on offense for the Cardinals.
Former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has landed on his feet. "When you look at some of the premier running backs in the National Football League, we have one right here in (David) Johnson".More news: Conte happy at Chelsea, despite speculation
Holcomb, a 23-year-year coaching veteran, spent the last five seasons as linebackers coach with the Carolina Panthers, where he helped to develope Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis into two of the better linebackers in the NFL.
He inherits what has been a strong defense anchored by All-Pro outside linebacker Chandler Jones, who led the league in sacks, and perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson. Wilks has served as the Panthers defensive backs coach since 2012 and was given the additional title of assistant head coach by Rivera in 2015.
Denver's offense struggled mightily under McCoy last season but not all of the blame should fall on coaching. Special teams have often been a problem for the Cardinals in the Arians years.More news: Viral Tide Pod challenge has serious health consequences