Buccaneers Give HC Bruce Arians A Raise, Extend GM Jason Licht

According to Ian Rapoport, the Buccaneers have agreed on a revised contract for HC Bruce Arians, giving him a pay raise after winning the Super Bowl. 

Bruce Arians and Jason Licht

Rapoport adds the Buccaneers also extended GM Jason Licht on a new, multi-year deal. 

Arians will turn 69 this year and is one of the league’s oldest coaches. He’s retired twice before in his career but the first time with the Steelers was under some extenuating circumstances. 

Despite winning the Super Bowl, Arians has indicated he has no plans to retire for good anytime soon. 

“Hell no. I’m going for two. If the Glazers will have me back,” Arians said via Rick Stroud.

Arians, 68, 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.

He spent five years with the Cardinals and compiled a record of 49-30-1 (61.9 percent), including two playoff appearances and a trip to the NFC Championship game in 2015.

After retiring following the 2017 season and spending 2018 out of football, Arians returned to coach the Buccaneers in 2019. In two seasons, Arians has a record of 18-14 with one playoff appearance and a Super Bowl win. 

Licht, 50, began his NFL executive career working for the Patriots as their assistant director of player personnel. He moved on after one year and joined the Eagles’ front office and worked his way up to VP of player personnel.

From there, Licht worked for the Cardinals and before the Buccaneers hired him as their GM in 2014.

During his time in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers have posted a record of 45-67 (40.1 percent) with one playoff appearance and a Super Bowl win. 

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