Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Bears have requested an interview with Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. The request is a formality since the Colts can’t block Arians from interviewing. As the regular season drew to a close, Arians said he was open to head coaching opportunities, but that he isn’t “just gonna run away” for any job.
Arians was a lot more than just the offensive coordinator for the Colts this year, of course. He guided the team to a 9-3 record as interim head coach while Chuck Pagano was away from the team fighting leukemia. It was the first time in Arians’ long coaching career that he filled the top spot and it’s no surprise that his work has resulted in interest about a permanent shot in the role.
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