Former Jets head coach Todd Bowles could find a new job soon.
Bowles could be the next defensive coordinator of the Buccaneers if Tampa Bay hires Bruce Arians as head coach, a source told SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano.
Bowles would be reunited with Arians, who was an NFL analyst with CBS this past season after spending five seasons as Arizona Cardinals head coach. Bowles was a defensive coordinator on Arians' staff from 2013 to 2014 before he left for New York.
Bowles also met with the Redskins earlier this week for no specific role, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, but it was expected to be more about touching base to see where both sides stood.
Arians, who went 49-30-1 with the Cardinals from 2013 to 2017 and led the Cardinals to the NFC Championship Game in 2015, is considered the favorite for the Buccaneers coaching job, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport.
Though the two sides have yet to reach an agreement on a contract, an announcement could come within the next couple of days, according to ProFootballTalk.
In Bowles' two seasons as Cardinals defensive coordinator, Arizona ranked seventh and fifth in total defense.
But he didn't find as much success with the Jets, going 24-40 in four seasons leading New York without a playoff berth. Bowles' Jets went 14-34 over the past three seasons.