Oakland Raiders Officially Announce Jon Gruden Is Back As Head Coach


That role came after his coaching tenure with the Raiders and the Buccaneers.

Last Wednesday, Gruden appeared on "Golic and Wingo" to talk about his future.to answer the obvious question: Is he going to be the Raiders' next coach?

The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio after the team went 6-10 following a season in which they made the playoffs with a record of 12-4.

Nothing's official, sure. But ESPN and plenty of other media outlets elsewhere are reporting Gruden, who has been on the air for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" broadcasts for nine years, has accepted a 10-year contract worth $100 million to coach the Raiders as the franchise moves from Oakland to Las Vegas.

Gruden spent four seasons as coach in Oakland from 1998-2001.

Since 2009, Gruden was the color commentator on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" broadcasts.

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His tenure ended shortly after the "Tuck Rule" loss to the New England Patriots when he was traded the following month to Tampa Bay for two first-round draft picks, two second-rounders and $8 million.

He last coached with the Buccaneers, with whom he won Super Bowl XXXVII - beating the Raiders 48-21.

The announcement comes almost 20 years to the day when Gruden was first introduced as the Raiders' coach.

Gruden was last on the Raiders sideline during a New England game on January 19, 2002.

In 2006, former owner Al Davis hired Art Shell, after firing him the first time. Shell went 2-14 that season and was sacked after one year.

The Washington Redskins have recycled Joe Gibbs who left the National Football League in 1992, with three Super Bowl titles.