Jon Gruden could return to the Buccaneers.
Each and every year, Jon Gruden is mentioned for various coaching vacancies at both the collegiate and NFL ranks. The “Grumors,” as they’re dubbed, usually don’t lead anywhere.
Will this year be different?
According to recent reports, it might be.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suggests there’s a “growing sense in football circles” that Gruden will return to the sideline soon.
There’s a growing sense in league circles, as explained by multiple league sources to PFT over the past two days, that Gruden will return to Tampa Bay as the next coach of the Buccaneers.
Gruden was inducted in the team’s ring of honor recently and many believe he would be able to get the most out of quarterback Jameis Winston. ESPN has yet to offer Gruden a new contract, which some believe is a sign the Super Bowl-winning coach will leave the broadcast booth.