Former Cardinals’ Coach Bruce Arians Isn’t Interested in Joining the Packers

Bruce Arians. Photo by Roger Goodgroves/REX/Shutterstock (9147020o)

Many consider the vacant head coaching position at Green Bay Packers the most prestigious job available in the NFL at the moment. Well, former Arizona Cardinals’ coach Bruce Arians doesn’t think so.

Arians, who retired at the end of the last season, told Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio that he is not interested coming out of retirement to replace Mike McCarthy in Green Bay. The 66-year-old would, however, think twice about coaching the Cleveland Browns.

No, not at all,” – said Arians when asked whether he is interested in coaching the Packers. “If I ever return to coaching it will only be in Cleveland.

Even when Gelb pointed out that head coaching Green Bay Packers and their quarterback Aaron Rodgers is among the most desirable jobs in the league, Bruce Arians remained unconvinced.

Yeah, it is,” – he said. “It’s just I have no desire to coach in Green Bay.”

The reason Arians would consider coaching the Browns, who also fired their coach Hue Jackson recently, is because he has fond memories of the organization when he served as their offensive coordination between 2001 and 2003.

Bruce Arians took over the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, and only had one below .500 season during his tenure with the team. He decided to retire from coaching after 2017 season wrapped up, citing his desire to spend more time with his family as the reason. Arians’ record during five seasons in Arizona is 58-33-1.