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Demand for Darrell Bevell grows

Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on the bench in the second half against the New Orleans Saints at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brett Favre;Darrell Bevell

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Russell Wilson’s list of career accomplishments may also include doing something that Brett Favre never was able to pull off: Getting Darrell Bevell a head-coaching job.

Bevell, who never gained much if any steam as a head-coaching candidate while tutoring Brett Favre (or, for that matter, Tarvaris Jackson), has now landed on the “A” list after a single season with Wilson.

A finalist for the head-coaching job in Chicago, Bevell has now landed on the interview list in Arizona, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Bevell, who also will interview with the Jaguars, joins a short list with the Cardinals, which includes only Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and current Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The Cardinals were believed to be extremely interested in new Chargers coach Mike McCoy, with the apparent goal of keeping Horton in charge of the defense and pumping up an offense with perhaps the worst quarterback depth chart in all of football.

Now that it’s down to Gruden and Horton, Bevell becomes an intriguing intra-division option.

Of course, the current status of the NFC West could make the Cardinals’ job even less attractive. With a pair of elite teams in Seattle and San Francisco and the Rams on the rise, the next coach hired by the Cardinals could end up being the next coach fired by the Cardinals before too long.