Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians may reportedly consider retirement if he wins the Super Bowl.
There are already questions about whether Tom Brady would consider retiring if he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Bruce Arians can reportedly be added to that discussion, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. ProFootballTalk shared his report of how Arians could step down and allow Todd Bowles to be the head coach in 2021 if the Bucs win Sunday.
Will that happen?
Bruce Arians has recently said otherwise
This rumor is only a possibility if the underdog Bucs do in fact beat the Chiefs. So let’s say it does happen. Arians has already gone on the record saying he wants to run it back if he becomes a champion Sunday.
But La Canfora putting this out there does lead fans to consider if Arians simply didn’t want to talk about retirement before even playing the game. The veteran coach will turn 69 years old in October and came out of retirement in 2019 to take the Tampa job. His age and the fact he retired once before proves the rumor is not some wild take.
Arians’ future may be directly tied to what Brady decides to do. If the Bucs win and Brady comes back, they are instantly contenders once again and Arians can attempt to cap off his career in legendary fashion.
If Brady decides to retire, the Bucs are starting over at quarterback and Arians could avoid the stress of that process. He would retire at the peak of his career and should have no regrets doing so.
Brady changed the landscape of the NFL and instantly turned around the Bucs’ fortunes after two decades of struggles. If the Bucs lose we can throw this retirement discussion out the window this year. If they win then the front office in Tampa may have to deal with major changes once the celebration ends.