After Arians revealed on The Rich Eisen Show that he and Bowles are back together, ESPN’s Adam Schefter says on Twitter that the Buccaneers have their defensive coordinator in Todd Bowles.
Buccaneers just worked out off-set language on Todd Bowles' contract with the Jets, and so Tampa Bay does have the new defensive coordinator it expected to land, per @mortreport.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2019
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While most of us are still drunk off the signing of Bruce Arians and the staff he may be able to assemble... a wrench has possibly been thrown into the mix. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Todd Bowles may not be a done deal to Tampa as Vic Fangio leaves and Bowles former coach (Matt Nagy’s father) may have already spoken with Bowles about a potential job in Chicago. This is bad news for Buccaneer fans hoping he was already a done deal signed and delivered to Tampa Bay.
The Bears job is for obvious reasons, **cough** Khalil Mack **cough**, a potentially more attractive job than rebuilding the Buccaneers defense. Time will tell as Bruce Arians and company attempt to build a strong staff here in Tampa. If Bowles were to replace Fangio in Chicago, where will Arians and Licht turn too next for defensive help?