Jon Gruden to the Raiders seems increasingly likely.
It has been widely reported that the Oakland Raiders covet ESPN analyst Jon Gruden to be their new head coach. Gruden coached Oakland from 1998-2001 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-08, and after being linked to countless jobs recently, his interest in the Raiders vacancy is said to be “for real.”
Appearing on ESPN’s Golic and Wingo this morning, Gruden said there is “a good chance” he’d take the job if Raiders owner Mark Davis offered it, which seems like a mere formality at this point.
“I’m excited about where I am in terms of studying the game and preparing to come back and coach. I just don’t want to sit here and speculate,” Gruden said.
Gruden did add that reports that Oakland offered him an ownership stake in the franchise are untrue. You can listen to his full comments below.
Seems like once Oakland figures out a way to comply with the “Rooney Rule” and dots the i’s and crosses the t’s, Gruden will be the Raiders head coach.