Arizona can't be as attractive for Arians

January, 16, 2013
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Two people seemed to make Bruce Arians a great match for two jobs he interviewed for -- San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Those jobs are now filled.

The Chargers hired Mike McCoy and the Bears hired Marc Trestman.

Plenty of folks in Indianapolis were relieved, but the Colts could still lose their offensive coordinator.

Adam Schefter reports that the Arizona Cardinals have requested permission to talk to Arians.

The Cardinals job is, of course, a less desirable one. Arizona has no Rivers or Cutler. Arians wouldn’t be charged with crafting an offense for a quarterback who’s shown he can be effective. He would be charged with finding one.

To move from Andrew Luck to Rivers or Cutler wouldn’t have been nearly as difficult as moving from Luck to the failed quarterbacks the Cardinals have run through.

Perhaps Philadelphia re-emerges as a suitor now as well. The Eagles reportedly had an interview scheduled but it didn’t happen and it’s unclear if Arians is still on their list and if he’d still be interested.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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