Fresh off of losing out on the Chicago Bears head coaching job to Marc Trestman, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has a new suitor.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Arizona Cardinals have requested permission to speak with Arians about their head coaching vacancy.
Arians has been a target of the Bears and the San Diego Chargers but both have filled their openings. The Chargers announce Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as their head coach on Tuesday. The Cardinals had also been pursuing McCoy for their opening before he signed with the Chargers. McCoy’s decision could have been the catalyst for the Cardinals turning their attention toward Arians.
Arizona has also interviewed their own defensive coordinator Ray Horton for the job, as well as Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. They plan to interview Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.