NFL World Reacts To Bruce Arians’ Surprise Retirement, Speculates What’s Next For Bucs

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  • Bruce Arians is retiring as head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs
  • The NFL is now speculating the future of the organization
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Wednesday night provided the NFL world with quite the shock.

Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Bruce Arians has announced his retirement as he pursues a position in the team’s front office. Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will fill in as his immediate replacement.

Arians has roamed the sidelines in Tampa for the last three seasons, leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title in 2020. Last year, his team posted a 13-4 regular season record before falling to the Rams in the NFC Championship Game.

As a head coach, Arians went 80-48-1 over eight seasons with the Cardinals and Bucs. Now, he passes the keys to Bowles, who’s been a head coach before with the Jets.

The news came as quite the shock to the NFL world. Almost as surprising as when his QB Tom Brady hung up the cleats before returning to the team two months later.

NFL World Reacts To Bruce Arians’ Shocking Retirement Announcement

As expected, the news of Bruce Arians’ retirement sent shockwaves throughout the NFL. Many are looking back on the accomplishment of the head coach while others are wondering just how this will affect the Buccaneers moving forward.

And was Tom Brady involved in the move?

Take a look at the immediate reaction on social media below.

We’ll have to see how this move affects the 2022 season. It does present an opportunity for Todd Bowles to win right away. The Bucs should still be the favorite in the NFC South.