Raiders preparing to offer Jon Gruden head coach job

03 January, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Lynne Higgins
  • Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio reacts during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday Dec. 31 2017 in Carson Calif

But the ESPN color commentator played dumb Tuesday when asked whether he was being courted by Oakland. "I hope I'm a candidate".

According to Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News, Gruden said, "Well, I think I am being considered, yes". He then went on to win the Super Bowl with the Bucs the very next year, beating Oakland in the process.

All signs now point to the Raiders luring Jon Gruden from ESPN, with a rumored five-year, $50 million contract and possible part ownership of the team.

Rumors about Gruden's return to the sidelines have been going on ever since he entered the booth, and it always seemed like a matter of when not if he chose to take a job.

Other teams that were expected to address their head coaching situation this week include the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, and Denver Broncos. "There is no news to report", Gruden told the network Saturday.

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While Del Rio losing his job didn't surprise many, the timing did, as owner Mark Davis fired Del Rio while he was on his way to the locker room immediately after the game.

The Raiders will be required to comply with the "Rooney Rule" and interview at least one minority candidate or otherwise face discipline from the NFL. Being that Oakland is one of K.C.'s fiercest rivals, Chiefs coach, and Gruden's former co-worker, Andy Reid might have reservations about letting Gruden grill him in pre-production meetings.

"If I have to sit in the truck with my eyes closed, so be it".

Sources have said Gruden has made calls to coaches around the National Football League in an attempt to put together his staff, although he has done the same in prior years but never followed through with an of the different opportunities that were presented to him.

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