Cardinals elevated VP of player personnel Steve Keim to general manager, replacing Rod Graves.
Keim was chosen over Redskins exec Morrocco Brown. It's the first domino to fall in the GM landscape, leaving Falcons exec David Caldwell as the favorite in Jacksonville. Keim, in his 14th season with the Cardinals, had also interviewed with the Chargers. After beginning as a regional scout, Keim has coordinated the college and pro scouting departments and assisted Graves in contract negotiations. In addition to finding a new head coach, Keim's most pressing task will be fixing Graves' mess at quarterback and the offensive line. Fortunately Keim is viewed as a stronger talent evaluator than his predecessor. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, director of player personnel Jason Licht is expected to remain in Arizona, perhaps with a promotion of his own.