Bruce Arians expected to draw serious interest

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network expects Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to become a hot head coaching candidate next week as he goes to interview with the Bears, Eagles and possibly the Chargers.

The love for Arians is two-fold. His knowledge of the quarterback position stands out. From making life simple forPittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, and essentially teaching him the position from scratch when he was a younger player, to Arians’ work with Andrew Luck in Indy this year.

Arians would be a perfect fit to fix Philip Rivers. When I ask scouts about Rivers’ apparent lack of arm strength, this is the response I get: “He’s never had a strong arm.” That makes me think he’s more fixable than if he’d suddenly lost arm strength. The other, and more important, thing about Arians is how he handled the Colts in the absence of Chuck Pagano. He showed poise, leadership and humility. That’s desirous for teams.

Arians has done a great job with helping to develop Luck as well as steer the Colts to a playoff berth.