Arizona Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim Steps Down

The Arizona Cardinals are making radical, sweeping changes at all levels of their organization. The team announced earlier today that general manager Steve Keim officially stepped down from his duties to focus on his health.

Keim took a leave of absence earlier this season due to undisclosed health issues. His official departure today coincides with the firing of head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals will begin the process of replacing both immediately.

Keim initially earned his role as the Cardinals GM in 2013, but he has been with the organization in various capacities since 1999. He played a huge part in lifting the franchise to arguably its peak period, a three-year run from 2013 to 2015 in which the team compiled a 34-14 record, their best over a three-year period since the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule in 1978.

Should Keim eventually get his health in order to his and the league's satisfaction, he should find work again quickly in the NFL, potentially even as a GM.

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