Arians is a two-time Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year, earning the award in 2012 (Indianapolis Colts) and in 2014 (Arizona Cardinals). He is the only coach in NFL history to earn the award multiple times in a three-year span with different teams and is one of only 12 coaches in NFL history to win the award multiple times.
Assistant Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Goodwin has spent his past 11 seasons coaching under Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians, first working as an offense assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-11), before spending a season as the offensive line coach of the Indianapolis Colts (2012) and most recently working as the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive coordinator (2013-17).
Bowles joins the Buccaneers after spending the past four seasons as the head coach of the New York Jets (2015-18). Under Bowles, the Jets posted one of the best run defenses in the NFL, holding teams to just 4.00 yards per carry, the sixth-lowest figure in the NFL during that span, and allowing only 44 rushing touchdowns, tied for the eighth-least in that timeframe. Bowles’ Jets defense also allowed opposing offenses to convert only 36.0 percent of third downs, the fourth-lowest mark in the league. Opposing passers completed just 60.6 percent of their passes against the Jets under Bowles, the third-lowest mark in the NFL.
Leftwich played quarterback for 10 seasons in the NFL, spending time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-06), Atlanta Falcons (2007), Pittsburgh Steelers (2008, 2010-12) and Buccaneers (2009). He started 50-of-60 career games, completing 930-of-1,605 passes (57.9 pct.) for 10,532 yards, with 58 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers following the team’s victory in Super Bowl XLIII.
Special Teams Coordinator
Armstrong spent the past 10 seasons as the special teams coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (2008-18). During his time with the Falcons, Armstrong boasted one of the top punt coverage units in the NFL, allowing only one punt return for a touchdown during that time, tied for the fewest in the league, and allowed only 8.0 yards per return, the third-lowest mark in the NFL during that span.