Arians to the Bucs

The interest in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hiring former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is mutual.

Negotiations have begun, and sources say that the Bucs are very close to naming the 66 year old its next head coach.

A well respected offensive mind, Arians went 9-3 as an interim head coach for Chuck Pagano while he battled cancer and was the head coach of the Cardinals from 2013-17 leading them to the playoffs twice and retiring with a 49-30-1 record.

Arians also held offensive coordinator positions in Cleveland and Pittsburgh and its hoped that he can get consistent production from talented but troubled QB Jameis Winston.