Nets Bruce Arians is stepping down from his function as Buccaneers coach. Todd Bowles, the previous Jets head coach who has served as Tampa’s defensive coordinator since 2019, will take over as the brand new coach.
Arians told Peter King of NBC Sports and Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times solely on Wednesday that he’s stepping away as a result of “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 common, and this has positively included Tampa.
Brady retired shortly after the Buccaneers misplaced 30-27 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams at dwelling in the divisional spherical of the playoffs. In March, Brady unretired.
There had been reviews of friction between Arians and Brady, however Arians denied that his stepping apart was a precondition of Brady’s unretirement.
Nonetheless, Arians did say that Brady’s unretirement offered a very good time for him to step away.
“It hit me after the Super Bowl,” he stated. “I assumed actually arduous about going out on high. Then it was like, nah, let’s go for 2. [The 2021 season] was a grind with all of the accidents however nonetheless profitable and attending to the place we received. Immediately after, two to a few weeks afterwards [I thought] … if I stop, my coaches get fired. I couldn’t do it then.
“Tom was kind of the key. When Tom decided to come back … and all of these guys back now, it’s the perfect timing for me just to go into the front office and still have the relationships that I love.”
With Arians as coach and Brady as quarterback, the Buccaneers gained Super Bowl LV over the Kansas City Chiefs final 12 months.