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.More news: Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $390.1 million lottery jackpot?
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.