Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has agreed to a four-year contract to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Arians, 60, served as the Colts’ interim head coach for 12 games this season while head coach Chuck Pagano underwent treatment for leukemia. The Colts went 9-3 under Arians and finished 11-5 on the season, earning a spot in the AFC Playoffs. Despite starting rookies at quarterback (Andrew Luck), running back (Vick Ballard) and tight end (Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen), and having third-round pick T.Y. Hilton playing a large role, the Colts ranked 10th in the NFL in total offense and were seventh in third down conversions. Prior to his stint with the Colts, Arians won a pair of Super Bowls during his eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, spending the last five as the offensive coordinator. Arians was the Cleveland Browns’ offensive coordinator from 2001-03 and was Peyton Manning’s first quarterbacks coach with the Colts from 1998-2000.
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Bruce Arians accepts the head coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals (Shutdown Corner)