If the Bucs win the Super Bowl, will Bruce Arians retire?
By Adam Patrick
Bruce Arians has been a part of multiple Super Bowl teams during his NFL coaching career. But this season’s Super Bowl matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will be Arians’ first time appearing in the big game as a head coach.
With Arians helping lead the way, it shouldn’t be shocking that the Bucs were able to earn a spot in Super Bowl LV. During his time as a head coach in the NFL with both Tampa and the Arizona Cardinals, Arians’ teams have won 60.3 percent of their games.
Before this season, his head coaching resume didn’t include much success in the playoffs. But thanks to the Bucs’ efforts during the last three weeks, Arians’ coaching record in the postseason has improved to 4-2.
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Given his current age (68-years-old), some have assumed that a Tampa victory over the Chiefs next weekend would result in Arians hanging it up for good. On Wednesday, however, the Bucs head coach quickly shut down any speculation of that happening.
During an interview with WDAE radio in Tampa, Arians was asked if he would retire from coaching if the Bucs were able to finish this season as Super Bowl champs. He responded as most would expect.
"“Hell no. I’m going for two. If the Glazers will have me back.”"
Well, that answers that question. Barring something unexpected, Tampa’s fans should expect their team to have the same head coach for the 2021 season.
It makes a ton of sense though since Bucs quarterback Tom Brady is also expected to return to the team for at least one more year. Brady’s contract with Tampa expires in 2022, and maybe by then, Arians will decide to retire before he turns 70.
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At the same time, don’t be surprised if Arians wants to keep coaching into his 70s. If he continues to be successful, then there’s no reason why the Bucs shouldn’t let him.