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Bruce Arians steps down from Bucs head coach position

Bruce Arians steps down from Bucs head coach position

  • Buccaneers
Mar 31
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NBC Sports’ Peter King and Sam Farmer from the Los Angeles Times reported that Bruce Arians is stepping down from Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s head coach position.

After the reports broke to the public, the team made an official announcement about Arians’ retirement on Wednesday.

According to King, Arians has been considering retirement for the past month as he has been battling health issues. However, the 69-year-old said his health was not a reason for his resignation.

“This is the best I have felt in many years,” he said in his personal statement.

Instead, he emphasized how Tampa Bay is in great shape with Tom Brady deciding to unretire, thus making it the perfect time for the 69-year-old to hang up his whistle and entrust the rest to Todd Bowles.

“I really began thinking about my personal transition plan earlier this offseason,” wrote Arians. “I wanted to ensure when I walked away that Todd Bowles would have the best opportunity to succeed. So many head coaches come into situations where they are set up for failure, and I don’t want that for Todd. Tom’s decision to come back, along with Jason (Licht) and his staff doing another great job of keeping the core of this team intact during free agency, confirmed for me that it was the right time to pass the torch to Todd.”

Arians spent three seasons as Tampa Bay’s head coach. He’s had quite the success in those three years with a 31-18 record, while winning Super Bowl LV over the Kansas City Chiefs in the process.

Reportedly, Bowles will be getting a five-year contract as head coach of the Buccaneers. He previously served as the head coach of the New York Jets.

Todd Bowles was a safety in the NFL for eight seasons, mostly for the Washington Redskins, and played in Super Bowl XXII

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