Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs, Cards Swap Picks to Facilitate Arians Hire

The Buccaneers and Cardinals agreed to swap late-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft as part of the process of Tampa Bay hiring former Arizona Head Coach Bruce Arians

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have sent a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a seventh-round selection and the rights to hire Bruce Arians as their new head coach.

Arians served as the Cardinals' head coach from 2013-17 before announcing his retirement. After a year as an NFL broadcaster, he is returning to the sideline as the 12th head coach in Buccaneers' franchise history. The two teams agreed on the draft pick swap to facilitate the transition.

The Buccaneers currently own the sixth pick in the sixth round of the 2019 draft, while the Cardinals own the first pick in the seventh round. At the moment, those are picks 165 and 191, respectively, but the draft order will be affected by the eventual addition of compensatory picks.