Former Cardinals HC Bruce Arians to accept a broadcasting job soon
Although former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is officially retired from the NFL as a coach, he will reportedly start his broadcasting career very soon.
According to an article written on Saturday by senior writer Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic, Arians said that he is currently weighing two network job offers to be an NFL in-game booth analyst and should make a decision within the next two weeks.
Arians opened up about his future during his fifth annual charity golf tournament, the Arizona Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting the Arians Family Foundation.
“It should be (announced) in the next few weeks, booth or studio,” Arians said. “I’m kind of back and forth. I’m looking at the booth because in the booth gives me the ability to go to practices, see the coaches, see the players and stay in the game.”
New Arizona State University football head coach Herm Edwards, who was a head coach in the NFL from 2001-08 and a pro football analyst at ESPN from 2009-17, visited Arians at the charity golf tournament and spoke of his high hopes for the former Cardinals coach’s future in broadcasting.
“He’ll be great because Bruce is to the point, he’s very knowledgeable about the game of football and he’s got some personality,” coach Edwards said. “It kind of helps you on TV if you’ve got a little personality. Someone that I know closely, myself, I think I’ve got a little personality.”
During his five seasons as head coach of the Cardinals, Arians compiled a regular season record of 49-30-1 and was 1-1 in the postseason.