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Bruce Arians Retiring: How it Affects Buccaneers Super Bowl, Futures Odds

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Bruce Arians announced his retirement as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Wednesday after three seasons.

The news comes weeks after quarterback Tom Brady rejoined the team, after he previously declared his retirement.

Brady’s decision to revert back to the NFL impacted sportsbooks quite significantly — the Bucs moved from 22-1 to 10-1 to win the Super Bowl in the aftermath — but it’s safe to say Arians’ departure didn’t faze the market.

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Tampa still owns the second-shortest odds across major shops to win the Super Bowl behind the Bills, ranging from +700 to +750. Neither SuperBook nor BetMGM in particular budged their numbers on Tampa Bay.

Arians went 36-19 overall across his three seasons in Tampa. His 56.4% Cover Rate (22-17 ATS) since the start of the 2020 campaign ranked fifth in all of football.

The Bucs lured Arians out of retirement in 2019, when the offense was led by Jameis Winston.

After a 7-9 campaign, the franchise brought in Brady. He and Arians led Tampa to a Super Bowl, closing at 10-1 – the third-shortest price behind Kansas City and Baltimore.

Arians also coached the Cardinals from 2013-17. Arizona finished second in the league in Cover Rate in both ’13 and ’14.

Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will take over the interim tag for the Buccaneers heading forward. His last head-coaching stint was a four-year stop with the Jets, where he eclipsed a 24-40 win-loss record.

Arians will stay on the team as a senior consultant for football.

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