Arizona got a little petty as the Buccaneers were trying to get a deal done with Bruce Arians.
What was once believed to not be a big deal in the potential hire of the 66-year-old by Tampa Bay became a big deal to the Cardinals. Per Adam Schefter, the Cards went to the league and wanted something in return for Arians.
NFL initially told Buccaneers no compensation needed to hire Bruce Arians. But Cards made late argument to NFL that they held Arians’ rights. Rather than having a protracted dispute, Bucs sent a 6th-round pick to Arizona for Arians’ rights and a 7th-round pick, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2019
So although the Cardinals never picked up Arians option, they almost held up the deal just to move up from pick 193 to pick 166 in April’s draft.