Oakland Raiders To Announce Newly Hired Head Coach Jon Gruden on Tuesday


After a hiatus from coaching and becoming an analyst for ESPN, Jon Gruden is heading back to the sidelines. Photo Credit to Roy K. Miller of Icon Sportswire

ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Jon Gruden will be announced as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders at a press conference Tuesday, NFL Insider Ian Rapaport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday.

Gruden will reportedly be receiving a 10-year, $100 million contract to bring him back to the sidelines coaching a football team, one of the longest coaching deals in NFL history. He becomes the third coach in NFL history to receive a 10-year deal, behind the Dallas Cowboys’ Jimmy Johnson and Tom Landry. Gruden replaces Jack Del Rio, who was fired after their final regular season game.

Before becoming an analyst on ESPN and the color commentator for Monday Night Football, Gruden was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-08, winning a Super Bowl his first season with the organization, while making two other playoff appearances. Ironically, the Super Bowl was against his former team, the Raiders. Prior to coaching the Buccaneers, he coached Oakland from 1998-2001, making two playoff appearances. Now, he returns to Oakland to be their head coach.

In total, Gruden’s coaching record is 95-81 with a 5-4 playoff record.



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