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Bruce Arians' Retirement Comments Are Great News for Buccaneers Fans

David Kaestle
Bruce Arians says he doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.
Bruce Arians says he doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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Bruce Arians is coming off the season of a lifetime, grabbing his first Super Bowl win as a head coach in just his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, Arians is set to turn 69 years old in October of this year and is currently the third-oldest coach in the NFL, trailing only Pete Carroll (70) and Bill Belichick (69).

Given his age, it's fair to wonder just how many years he has left in the tank. On a recent appearance on the Pewter Report Podcast, Arians was asked how long he would keep coaching, and if he would stay past Tom Brady's retirement. Here's what he had to say:

“Oh yeah, that’s the plan. I don’t have any plans on retiring. It’s just, when do I not want to go back to work? When I’m not excited about going back to work then I’m cheating somebody. I’m cheating the Glazer family, I’m cheating my players. Right now I can’t wait to get back to work. I don’t know when that’s going to happen, but no, I’m not tied to any players.”

Bruce Arians, Pewter Report Podcast

That's got to be awesome to hear as a Bucs fan. It's clear Arians is beloved within the locker room by everyone from Brady to the young guys. He's a players' coach and just helped them win a Super Bowl.

While it's ok to wonder if Arians' time in Tampa will last past Brady's, it's not like this team isn't supremely talented outside of Brady. They have arguably the best skill-position group in the NFL and one of the best defenses.

Even when Brady leaves, Arians will still have a really good roster on his hands. And it seems like he plans to enjoy coaching that roster for years to come.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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