Bruce Arians Has No Interest In Packers’ Job, Reiterates He Would Only Coach Browns


Former Cardinals HC and current CBS analyst Bruce Arians says he has no interest in the Packers’ coaching job and replacing Mike McCarthy.

“No, not at all,” Arians says in an interview with Zach Gelb. “If I ever return to coaching it will only be in Cleveland.

Arians did, however, admit that the Packers head-coaching position is a great job.

“Yeah, it is,” Arians said. “I have no desire to coach in Green Bay.”

A few weeks ago, Arians told Ian Rapoport that the Browns are the only team he’d considered coaching.

“I would listen to the Browns,” Arians said. “And only them.”

Arians added that he’s serious about returning to coaching, despite his health issues and his wife is even on board with him returning.

“I’ve always loved Cleveland,” Arians added. “The fans, shoot, one of the best groups in the league and when I called their game this past year, I got that feeling about them.

Interestingly enough, Arians mentioned that he would keep Freddie Kitchens as offensive coordinator and would consider keeping defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Arians made the decision to step down as the Cardinals’ head coach after the 2017 season due to concerns about his health.

Arians, 66, was hired by the Cardinals back in 2013 after he filled in for Colts HC Chuck Pagano while he was fighting cancer and managed to win Coach of the Year. During his five years with the Cardinals, Arians led them to a record of 49-30-1 (61.9 percent), which includes two playoff appearances and a trip to the NFC Championship game in 2015.

We’ll have more regarding Arians as the news is available.

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Bruce Arians would be a perfect HC and mentor for Mayfield and the Browns. Remember Arians has some connection to the Browns via ex-Browns’ HC Butch Davis. Arians keeping OC Kitchens would keep trust and continuity for Mayfield’s confidence and game. As far as Greg Williams as the DC. Don’t see it happening, in about 5 weeks Arians’ ole’ buddy and former DC Todd Bowles will be looking for work. And Arians and Bowles have been a duo since Arians days at Temple University. Greg Williams would be a perfect DC for the Buccaneers. My guess is Mike McCarthy will… Read more »