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Could Bruce Arians step aside with Buccaneers win in Super Bowl LV?

The Bucs could win their second Lombardi Trophy and get Bruce Arians his first as a head coach. Now there are rumors he might hang it up with a win.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians during the first quarter in a NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Update Super Bowl LV 10:49 p.m.: Apparently there’s nothing to this, as during his press conference after winning the Super Bowl on his home field, Arians said basically NOPE!


Could the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers step aside after a Super Bowl 55 win? It’s possible according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, who said as much during the network’s 847 hours (all numbers approximate) of Super Bowl LV coverage this afternoon.

La Canfora is certainly someone that can be taken with a grain of salt when he’s in speculation mode, but the move might make some sense. Arians is 68 and would have accomplished the pinnacle of his profession. He’s also earned the of respect of his peers, and there’s plenty of jobs he could do besides one of the most stressful around: Arians spent a year in the broadcast booth between his terms as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-17 and with Tampa Bay from 2019 to present.

Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has led the Buccaneers to the No. 1 statistical defense in several categories in 2020. With a fearless front four and speed in the backfield, they’ve been a handful for plenty of offenses this season, and Bowles receives plenty of credit for the scheme.

Could this just be a talking head killing time on a pregame show? Possibly! But it’s not the most out-there theory either.