Report: Todd Bowles finalizes new five-year contract

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The Buccaneers and Todd Bowles agreed to a new five-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Bowles was named the team’s new head coach Wednesday, replacing Bruce Arians. Arians stepped down as head coach to move into a front office role.

Bowles, 58, spent the past three seasons as the Bucs’ defensive coordinator. He had two years remaining on his defensive coordinator contract.

But the Bucs tore up that one and gave him a head coaching deal.

Bowles previously was head coach of the Jets from 2015-18, going 24-40. He also served as interim coach of the Dolphins for three games to end the 2011 season, going 2-1.

13 responses to “Report: Todd Bowles finalizes new five-year contract

  1. That’s a long time for a below average head coach. Once Brady is gone next year they will be lucky to go 5-12.

  2. You can bet that there is a “The signee agrees to at all times defer to and never to criticize Mr. Brady” clause in the paperwork.

  3. He may be a good DC (maybe), but he was a poor HC when with the Jets, even factoring in the horrible GM Mike Maccagnan.

  4. 24-40 with the Jets should qualify you for the HOF. I mean you wouldn’t hold it against a jockey who got beat by Secretariat while riding a donkey, would you?

  5. So no need to go through the facade of interviewing others when your only selection complies with the rooney rule? Glad the top pick was able to be hired with out the circus, but can we start applying that to other teams too?

  6. A five year contract ain’t bad for a guy averaging 6 wins a season as a head coach.

  7. Maybe he hires someone that would put double coverage

    on the other team’s best at the end of game.

  8. cebert44 above is right.
    Bowles was the defensive coordinator last season when Kupp of the Rams got loose for that bomb that ended Tampa Bay’s season. Tragic considering how Brady had brought the Bucs back from a big deficit and probably would have won had the game gone to OT.
    Plus Bowles’ record with the Jets wasn’t exactly stellar.

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