Bruce Arians Retirement Doesn’t Affect Bucs SB Odds

  • Bruce Arians has announced that he is retiring as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • The Buccaneers have +700 odds to win the Super Bowl.

TAMPA, Fla. – Just under one month after Tom Brady announced he is skipping his original retirement plans to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their head coach, Bruce Arians announced that he is retiring and stepping into a front-office role with the team.

Following Arians' retirement, the team announced that their defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles, will take over the head coaching duties. With that, it is strange that the Buccaneers Super Bowl odds did not shift slightly backward as they remained tied for the shortest odds at +700.

Yes, the Tampa Bay Bucs are loaded on both sides of the ball, but Bowles's coaching could be seen as questionable. Bowles served as a head coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2011, and for the New York Jets from 2015 to 2018.

In those five seasons as a head coach, he never made it to the playoffs and only finished above a .500 record once in his coaching career.

Even with that, oddsmakers are still high on the Bucs for the sole reason of Tom Brady still playing at an elite level and being able to lead them.

Also, being that Bowles is a defensive anchor of a coach, the Bucs' defense could be taken to new heights. In the last two seasons, Tampa Bay finished in the top-10 in points allowed per game.

It is worth waiting to take the Bucs' odds though being that there is still a big question mark surrounding Bowles's coaching ability. They could shift down to a longer situation in which they would be worth taking them for a bigger payout.


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