Kliff Kingsbury, the fourth-year head coach for Arizona Cardinals was fired on Monday following the final game of the Cardinals’ season. The Cardinals finished in last place in the NFC West at 4-13. They will pick third in the upcoming draft, which will be done by a new coach.

The Cardinals hired Kingsbury in 2019 to pair with Kyler Murray but the relationship did not progress the way it was supposed to.  The terminated head coach was under contract with the Cardinals through the 2027 season. However, the team felt it was time to move in a different direction.

Kliff Kingsbury salary

According to several reports, Kingsbury used to receive around $5.5 million a year. Kingsbury committed to a four-year deal with the Cardinals in January 2019. 

Kingsbury owed USC a $150,000 buyout for leaving, which was also covered by the Cardinals. He was also a successful college football coach, earning $3,703,975 then and as a result, becoming the 30th highest-paid coach in the sport.

Kliff Kingsbury net worth

Kingsbury’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is $15 million.

He agreed to a five-year, $10.5 million contract with Texas Tech in 2012. His total compensation, including bonuses, was much higher, an estimated $13.5 million. He previously made $2.5 million, which was an upgrade from $1 million in 2014.

His annual salary also rose to $3.5 million. Under the contract extension, he was also guaranteed a salary increase of $200,000 per year through 2020. Kingsbury’s contract would expire with a payout of $5.5 million.

Kliff Kingsbury age

Kingsbury was born on August 9, 1979. His age is 43 years. 

Kliff Kingsbury career

Kliff Kingsbury leaves the Cardinals after a 4-13 season, and his overall record isn’t sterling, either. Kingsbury coached for four seasons and had a combined record of 28-37-1.

Kingsbury is a coach and former quarterback. He was previously a collegiate football coach from 2008 to 2018, where he achieved recognition.

During his collegiate career, Kingsbury served as the offensive quality control coach for two-time Sammy Baugh Trophy winner Case Keenum at Houston, the offensive coordinator for Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M, and the head coach for Sammy Baugh Trophy winner and future NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech.