Jon Gruden will likely be launched as the following Raiders head coach on Tuesday, based on a number of stories.
He higher deliver a Brink’s truck with him.
The NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Raiders are making ready a whopping 10-year contract for Gruden and “the expectation is that it eclipses $100M.”
The Raiders have been locked in on Gruden – who has been out of teaching since 2008 – as stories surfaced of a reunion final weekend. Gruden coached the Raiders to a 38-26 report over 4 seasons earlier than being traded to the Buccaneers by Al Davis in 2001.
Gruden, 54, mentioned earlier this week on ESPN radio that “there is a good probability” he’d be the brand new Raiders coach. Seems like it’s time to improve “good” to “achieved.”
The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio Sunday after Oakland completed 6-9 after beginning the season with playoff aspirations.
Gruden, who has been an ESPN analyst calling “Monday Evening Soccer” video games since 2009, led the Raiders to back-to-back playoff appearances in his ultimate two seasons in Oakland. His ultimate sport as head coach of the black-and-silver got here on Jan. 19, 2002 when the Raiders misplaced to New England within the notorious “Tuck Rule” sport.
That offseason Gruden was traded to the Bucs for 4 draft picks (together with two first rounders) and $eight million. Al Davis was apprehensive about dropping Gruden when his contract expired the next yr.
Gruden had rapid success in Tampa and after a 12-Four common season the Buccaneers went on to win their first Tremendous Bowl title. In an ironic twist, Gruden beat his former crew in Tremendous Bowl XXXVII, 48-21.
Invoice Callahan took over for Gruden and gained 11 video games en path to the AFC title. The next season the Raiders slumped to Four-12 and the franchise did not have one other successful season till 2016 underneath Del Rio.
Now Al Davis’ son Mark is outwardly prepared to do absolutely anything to safe Gruden’s return to the franchise.
ESPN reported final weekend that Mark Davis was even prepared to cough up an possession stake within the franchise that is slated to maneuver to Las Vegas in 2020. Gruden denied that report.
Gruden, who went simply 57-55 in seven seasons in Tampa, was fired after the Bucs collapsed down the stretch in 2008. Tampa misplaced 4 straight video games and missed the playoffs after a 9-Three begin.
He joined ESPN the next season.