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Bruce Arians Stuck With 2020 Season Against Family's Desires

By David Hayes
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians recently shared that his family advised against him opting into the 2020-21 NFL season as head coach.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians recently shared that his family advised against him opting into the 2020-21 NFL season as head coach. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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Despite going on the road three times in their quest to winning Super Bowl LV as the underdogs to the Kansas City Chiefs, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are officially Super Bowl champions of the 2020-21 NFL season.

And while most of the attention for this feat is rightfully centered on the now-7-time Super Bowl champion Brady, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians deserves quite the praise for leading this team of talent to its ultimate potential: the Lombardi Trophy.

However, Arians almost wasn't the coach of this team at due to his family's concerns about contracting COVID-19.

That's right, Arians actually went against some of his family's wishes to be the coach of this storybook Bucs team in 2020, but it sure did pay off for him in Tampa.

Arians, who became the oldest head coach ever to win a Super Bowl with his team's 31-9 victory over the Chiefs last Sunday, turned 68 years old last fall in October during the regular season.

Fast forward back to now and he's a Super Bowl champion who has also been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. Safe to say it all worked out for both Arians and his family.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. 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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