Bruce Arians is stepping down from his role as Buccaneers coach. Todd Bowles, the former Jets head coach who has served as Tampa’s defensive coordinator since 2019, will take over as the new coach.
Arians said that he is stepping away because “succession has always been huge for me, with the organization in probably the best shape it’s been in its history, and with Tom Brady coming back.”
“I’d rather see Todd in position to be successful and not have to take some crappy job. I’m probably retiring next year anyway, in February. So, I control the narrative right now. I don’t control it next February because if Brady gets hurt, we go 10-7, and it’s an open interview for the job … I got 31 coaches and their families that depend on me. My wife is big on not letting all those families down.”
It has been a wild offseason in the NFL in general, and this has definitely included Tampa.