Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians is retiring, per Adam Schefter.

It has been a confusing offseason for Buccaneers’ fans. First, Tom Brady announced his retirement before later announcing his return to the NFL. Now it is their head coach who appears to be surrendering his coaching duties.

He is reportedly walking away from coaching and will move to Tampa Bay’s front office. Todd Bowles is expected to replace Arians as head coach in Tampa Bay. Arians was instrumental in guiding the Bucs to their Super Bowl victory two years ago with Tom Brady at the helm. The 69-year old leaves the sidelines as a one-time Super Bowl champion and two-time AP NFL Coach of the Year.

Bruce Arians also holds the record for the Buccaneers highest winning percentage.

Todd Bowles played for Washington and San Francisco during his professional career which lasted from 1986-1993. He began coaching at the college ranks in the late 1990’s and earned his first NFL assistant coaching gig in 2000 with the New York Jets.

His only head coaching experience came with the Jets from 2015-2018. He has since served as the Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator since 2019. He should be a quality replacement for Arians since he is familiar with the Buccaneers system. Additionally, any head coach taking over a new team with Tom Brady under center is in a good position to win.

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Arians will remain with the team and work in a front office role. Although the news of his retirement was unexpected, the Buccaneers still possess the talent to have a successful 2022-2023 campaign.