Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who is now in the broadcasting business with CBS Sports, would only consider coming back to coach one NFL team.
And the team he’s interested in might surprise you.
“Cleveland is the only job I would consider,” Arians told Steve Doerschuk of CantonRep.com.
Arians has a history with the Cleveland Browns. He was the team’s offensive coordinator between 2001-03 and was part of the team that last got to the playoffs in 2002.
From there, he went to Pittsburgh and helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls before landing a head coaching gig with the Arizona Cardinals. Health issues forced him to retire, but if he did want to return to the league he’d certainly be a hot commodity.
One of the best offensive-minded coaches around, his push-the-ball-downfield mentality would seem to be a perfect fit to pair with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. And as we know, there’s a vacancy in Cleveland after Hue Jackson got his walking papers.
It’s probably never going to happen. But if Arians did land in Cleveland the Browns would be a heck of a lot more fun to watch.