Arians retires as Steelers OC

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Friday what had been speculated for the past couple of days, that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will not return.

Officially, Arians announced his retirement from the team, walking away from the Steelers at age 59. He had been the club's offensive coordinator since Mike Tomlin took over as head coach in 2007.

With Arians' departure, the Steelers OC job has to jump near the top of the list of the available coordinator positions this off-season in the NFL.

Whoever gets this job will have plenty of pieces in place, such as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, receivers Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown and, once he gets healthy, running back Rashard Mendenhall.

Though it didn't happen for Arians, a solid coordinator's job can in a couple of years take whoever gets the position and put them in line to be a future head coaching candidate, barring an unexpected drop-off in production from the Pittsburgh offense.

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