On Monday, the Washington Redskins fired head coach Jay Gruden after the team’s loss to the New England Patriots. The Redskins sat winless on the season and owner Daniel Snyder decided this was the right time to make a change.
During his press conference on Tuesday afternoon, reporters asked Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden about his brother’s firing.
He gave a brutally honest reply.
“Got a lot of respect for my brother obviously and disappointed for him getting fired,” Gruden said, via Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “But my dad’s been fired, I’ve been fired, Jay’s been fired. Welcome to the club, bro.”
No, really, it’s a real quote.
Gruden wouldn't speculate on brother Jay joining him with Raiders. 'Got a lot of respect for my brother obviously and disappointed for him getting fired. But my dad's been fired, I've been fired, Jay's been fired. Welcome to the club, bro.' #RaidersNation
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) October 8, 2019
The NFL is a business, one that the Gruden’s have been fortunate to find some success in. But all good times (or lackthereof in Washington) must come to an end at some point.
When asked about the possibility of the two coaching together again, Jon Gruden said he wouldn’t speculate on it.
Meanwhile, Jay Gruden compiled a 35-49-1 overall record with the Redskins. He brought the team to the playoffs in 2015, but failed to find that same success lately.
Now he’ll be looking for a new coaching gig.