Bengals Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Detailed view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Since joining the team in 2019, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has been a key part of the team’s success, helping Cincinnati to back-to-back AFC championship game appearances and one trip to the Super Bowl. But the team was hit with some concerning news the past few weeks as Anarumo emerged as one of the finalists for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching vacancy. But he’ll be staying in Cincinnati for another season, after all, and his players are excited.

With the Cardinals deciding to hire Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon instead of Lou Anarumo, the Cincinnati defensive coordinator will be back with the team for at least one more season. And star linebacker Logan Wilson is certainly happy about it.

“Selfishly, I’m ecstatic he’ll be back but he’d still make a great head coach,” Wilson said in a text message, according to the Cincinnati Bengals team website. “Glad to be in his system for another year.”

While Bengals fans might like Anarumo because of his results, Wilson revealed that the players like him because he’s “a players’ coach.”

“He’s a players’ coach and guys buy into his system because of that,” Wilson said. “Which in turn allows guys to play free and effectively.”

With Anarumo back once again, the Bengals should be a contender in the AFC next season.