The information continues to pour in after the stunning revelation that Todd Bowles is the brand new Bucs head coach. In line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bowles is getting a model new five-year deal together with it. The contract was finalized this morning.
Buccaneers are removing the remaining two years on Todd’ Bowles’ defensive coordinator contract and are giving him a brand new five-year, head-coaching contract, league supply tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2022
Bowles beforehand signed an extension in August of final yr’s coaching camp that made him the best paid defensive coordinator within the league. He interviewed for head teaching positions, however in the end nonetheless received a increase. For the second yr in a row Bowles will get a pay enhance, and this time it comes with a promotion.
The wheels have been in movement since a shockwave of bulletins had been made. Bruce Arians moved right into a entrance workplace function and Bowles received the second head teaching gig of his NFL profession. The five-year contract provides Bowles a chance to work whereas the Bucs are nonetheless in “win now” mode, and in addition deal with the staff every time the post-Tom Brady period arrives.
Subsequent up for Bowles, apart from the NFL Draft in April, is deciding who will take his function as defensive coordinator. Ian Rapoport reported earlier than that the most certainly state of affairs is that inside linebacker coach Larry Foote or line of defense coach Kacy Rodgers will break up obligations.
Foote is transitioning from exterior linebacker coach to inside linebacker coach this yr. Rodgers was the defensive coordinator with the Jets when Bowles was on the helm. Whereas every coach had connections to both Bowles or Arians from earlier groups, neither Foote or Rodgers began working collectively till coming onto the Bucs employees.