The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed on Friday that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians decided to retire.
Arians has been with the team since 2004 when he started as a receivers coach. The 59-year-old Arians then accepted the offensive coordinator position in 2007 and guided the Steelers to a level of success - although they finished with just a 21st-ranking this season.
"Bruce Arians has informed me that he will retire from coaching," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. "I appreciate his efforts over the past five years as the team’s offensive coordinator and for helping lead our offense to new heights during his time with the Steelers.
"I am grateful to Bruce for contributing to our success and wish him nothing but the best in his retirement."