Arians retired as coach of the Arizona Cardinals after the 2017 season.More news: NYC Mayor Announces Health Care Coverage For All New York City Residents
He has a working relationship with Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, who was previously with the Cardinals, and Arians has worked with quarterback Jameis Winston since he was a youth football camp attendee.
The 66-year-old has had several health issues over the years, including a bout with prostate and kidney cancer. Todd Bowles is also being targetted as a defensive coordinator.More news: Clemson overwhelms Alabama to claim second national title in three years
He has a reputation for developing quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck. In his three years in Arizona before that lone campaign under.500, Arians helped the team improve from 10-6 to 11-5 to 13-3 in 2015. He has since been re-hired by the Falcons as their offensive coordinator.More news: Asian Cup: Carlos Queiroz praises India
Arians' interview with Tampa Bay included a trip to the hospital for a physical.