Arizona Cardinals ask to interview Bruce Arians

  • By Ian Rapoport
  • Published: Jan. 16, 2013 at 04:39 a.m.

The Arizona Cardinals have requested permission to speak to Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, according to a source informed of their plans.

Arians had been a finalist for the Chicago Bears job, which was filled by Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman on Tuesday night.

Arians assumed interim head coaching duties for the Colts in 2012 while Colts coach Chuck Pagano underwent leukemia treatment. He went 9-3, helping the Colts to a surprise playoff spot and making Arians a candidate for multiple head-coaching vacancies.