"Hearing reports I'm retiring. News to me," Arians typed. "Nothing could be further from truth & 100% focused on getting back on track at SF! #birdgang"
Arians has been with the franchise since 2013, when the Cardinals offered the journeyman coordinator his first full-time NFL coaching gig. In his five seasons there, Arians has piloted the Cards to a 44-26-1 record, two playoff appearances and a division title. He earned AP NFL Coach of the Year honors in his second season at the helm.
Arians has one year remaining on a four-year pact signed in 2015 and is under contract through 2018.
The report came at what might very well be the nadir of Arizona's season. The Cards are coming off a week that saw Arizona travel across the country and an ocean only to be shut out by the division-rival Rams and lose their starting quarterback to a broken arm likely for the remainder of the season.
The exodus out of the desert is approaching. Will Arians take part?