It was reported earlier on Saturday that The Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed an interview with Bruce Arians to potentially be the team’s next head coach.
Though the interest between the two parties has been made clear, there was speculation as to whether or not the Buccaneers would have to give some form of compensation to the Arizona Cardinals, as Arians retired in 2017 while still being under contract.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport cleared that up and said that no compensation will be necessary, if the Bucs choose to hire Arians.
If the #Bucs hire Bruce Arians as their head coach — and he is the front-runner — they are not required to provide compensation to the #AZCardinals, sources say. Arians did retire in AZ, but his 2019 team option was declined. Tampa Bay can proceed without any obstacles.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2019