If the Arizona Cardinals fire Kliff Kingsbury following the 2022 campaign, defensive coordinator Vance Joseph would be the “lead candidate” to replace him, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.

However, nothing is set in stone, and Breer noted “everything appears to be on the table” as it relates to Kingsbury, including “a firing, a negotiated exit or a fifth season in the desert.”

It’s certainly no surprise that Kingsbury is on the hot seat in Arizona given the team’s performance since he took over as head coach ahead of the 2019 season.

The Cardinals have posted just one winning season in Kingsbury’s tenure, when they finished 11-6 during the 2021 season. That is also the only season Arizona has made the postseason under the 43-year-old.

This season, the Cards enter a Week 18 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers with a 4-12 record. They’ve been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL, though it should be noted they’re dealing with many injuries.