According to NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora, former Steelers Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians has been in talks with the Arizona Cardinals about a vacancy on their staff. The team may say he still plans to retire but Bruce still has football left in him more than likely and the Cards would be a fit for him given his history with all the former Steeler personnel.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians still intends to retire, according to league sources om Monday, but he has been in contact with teams.
The Arizona Cardinals had discussions with Arians about their vacant quarterbacks coach job, sources said, and Arians has deep ties to coach Ken Whisenhunt and assistant coach Russ Grimm from their days in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers did not renew Arians’ expiring contact and are likely to replace him from within, with quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner considered an in-house option. Arians announced his retirement last week
The Cardinals have also talked to former Kansas City head coach Todd Haley and former Oakland head coach Hue Jackson about the position.
The Steelers produced two 1,000-yard receivers this season in Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown, and the team had its best per-carry average (4.4 yards) since 2001.