He's back: Bucs to hire Arians as next HC

Ross Houston
January 9, 2019

Already famous for his "no risk-it, no biscuit" mantra and his "quarterback whisperer" persona, Arians checks every important box the Bucs had to be seeking since firing Dirk Koetter after back-to-back 5-11 seasons.

The draft order beyond the first round doesn't come out until after the Super Bowl and after the comp picks are announced, which recently has been late February.

The Buccaneers required that Arians undergo a physical, Darlington added.

After interviewing with the Buccaneers on Saturday, the former Cardinals coach has reportedly won Tampa Bay's head coaching job.

Bowles finished his four-year tenure as Jets head coach with a 24-40 record, including a 14-34 mark over his final three seasons. In a press conference, General Manager Jason Licht said a new coach would have the opportunity to bring his own staff on board.

Arians, who spent the 2018 season as an in-game analyst for CBS Sports, ended his coaching career following the 2017 season.

His reputation is one of a high-flying offensive guru, with a knack for getting the most out of quarterbacks like Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer.

Arians has had a number of health scares. Arians is also targeting his former defensive coordinator Todd Bowles for the same position in Tampa Bay.

This franchise is desperate for a change in culture, direction, and philosophy.

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