Bruce Arians gives hint about how long he will coach
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians talks with media during organized team activities at AdventHealth Training Center. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Arians is one of the oldest coaches in the NFL, and many have speculated that he will remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for as long as Tom Brady chooses to play. However, Arians says his coaching future is not necessarily tied to Brady’s career.

Arians, who signed a new contract with the Bucs this week, was asked on Wednesday if he wants to coach for as long as Brady plays. He said he might stick around longer.

Arians is 68. It looked like his coaching career might have been over when he left the Arizona Cardinals following the 2017 season, but you can understand why he feels rejuvenated.

No one really knows how long Brady plans to play. What we do know is that the Bucs brought back all 22 of their starters this year, which is something a Super Bowl champion has never done in the salary cap era. They are committed to keeping their current core together, and Arians is a big part of it. He can probably stay as long as he’d like.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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