Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is set to join CBS as a game analyst for the upcoming season. Reporter Don Kleiman helped share the news on Twitter, which was first reported by the Athletic.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 27, 2018
Arians announced his retirement from the NFL at the beginning of January. However, according to the Athletic, Arians wanted the next chapter of his life to be in broadcasting. He has been in contact with networks over the past few months and has seemed to find a home at CBS.
Arians got his first shot as a head coach with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. Then head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with cancer and Arians was named the interim coach. He went 9-3 with the Colts, which helped him land the coaching gig in Arizona.
Arians coached in Arizona for five seasons, going 49-30-1. His best season was 2015 when the Cardinals were 13-3 and made it to the NFC Championship game. Arians only playoff win as a head coach came that same year in the Divisional round against the Green Bay Packers.
The announcement of Arians joining CBS is the second story today of someone formerly associated with the NFL joining the broadcasting business. It was announced today that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will be retiring after 15 years and joining the Monday Night Football crew. There are also reports today that Jay Cutler, who last season was supposed to join FOX but signed with the Miami Dolphins instead, will be returning to the network.