TAMPA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Bruce Arians of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after defeating the Chicago Bears by a score of 38 to 3 at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Bucs fans completely stunned Bruce Arians is stepping down as head coach

March 31, 2022

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Bruce Arians after the head coach decided to retire. Here’s how fans are reacting.

There’s an absolute whirlwind of retirements happening with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers these days. Sometimes star quarterbacks retire. Sometimes they unretire. Now it looks like Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians has decided to call it a career as he moves into

The move is monumental for the Buccaneers. Arians, who helped Tampa Bay get a Super Bowl win, is moving off the sidelines and into a role in the Buccaneers’ front office. That will help create some continuity for this franchise.

Adding to that sense of continuity is the fact that Todd Bowles will become the Buccaneers’ head coach.

Here’s how Buccaneers fans on Twitter are reacting to the shocking news.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans react as Bruce Arians decides to retire

The 69-year-old Arians has been a coach at a multitude of different institutions. From being a position coach with the Virginia Tech Hokies and Mississippi State Bulldogs to serving as the head coach of the Temple Owls, Indianapolis Colts (on an interim basis), Arizona Cardinals, and now the Buccaneers, Arians has done a little bit of everything throughout his career.

While it makes sense that he would move into a different role given his age and how long he’s been doing this, the move is still stunning for many. Tampa Bay is in position to keep on winning. The Buccaneers have a good roster and a quarterback who will certainly be in the Hall-of-Fame. Folks don’t tend to retire while they’re on top.

But that’s what Arians is doing. He’s calling it a career and moving on to something new. Now we wait and see how it all unfolds for the Buccaneers.