What is next for Leftwich?
Leftwich is well respected around the league, among both players and coaches because he has been around the league in multiple capacities and has worked hard to get where he is today. After a ten year career as an NFL signal caller under center, moving to an intern, to temporary offensive coordinator, to full time playcaller, there is no telling just how high Leftwich’s ceiling is on an NFL sideline.
Arians has not stated he plans to coach for an exact amount of years, and retiring due to health issues after the 2017 season, it seems irresponsible that the Buccaneers would have hired him without a contingency plan in place. Assuming that things go well in Tampa Bay for Arians, expect him to be around three years, at minimum.
Having the time to sit and be groomed by Arians is exactly what Leftwich needs before getting his first chance to take over a team as a head coach, and it would not be a shock to see him become the heir apparent to Arians. The league has clearly been leaning towards younger and more innovative offensive coaches, and the Bucs have theirs waiting for his chance. Every team wants the next Sean McVay, why think Leftwich in not that guy when Arians decides to call it a career in Tampa Bay?