One year after tearfully saying he wasn't "enjoying the game'' as much as he had in the past and retiring from the Cardinals, Bruce Arians appears ready to return to the sideline as the Bucs' head coach.
Though the sides had not begun negotiations by early Monday afternoon, multiple reports indicated that Arians could be announced as coach as early as today and he was planning to bring most of his coaching staff from the Cardinals to Tampa Bay.
That may include former Jets head coach Todd Bowles as his defensive coordinator.
What made Arians walk away from coaching and the NFL in the first place?
Now 66, a combination of health scares and a desire to spend more time with family seemed to be the reasons.
The Bucs made Arians undergo a complete physical at a Tampa hospital Saturday and included a discussion with his personal physician as part of the interview process, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported.