Jon Gruden to be named coach of Oakland Raiders

Posted January 06, 2018

According to multiple online reports, Jon Gruden will be introduced as the Oakland Raiders' next head coach on Tuesday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the organization will sign Gruden to a 10-year contract, the longest in National Football League history, that will be worth approximately $100 million dollars when it is made official on Tuesday.

Gruden, who began his head coaching career with the Raiders in 1998, will succeed Jack Del Rio, who was sacked following a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that capped a disappointing 6-10 campaign.

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Despite not coaching in almost a decade Gruden has routinely been a magnet for head coaching rumors. Gruden accumulated a 38-26 overall record as the Raiders coach and was 2-2 in playoff games during his four seasons. During that time, the Raiders won two AFC West titles and advanced to the conference championship once.

Gruden coached the Raiders between the 1998 and 2001 seasons. He went on to win Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002. Gruden holds an all-time mark of 95-81 over 11 seasons with the Raiders and the Bucs and is 5-4 in the playoffs. Carolina Panthers coordinator Greg Olson is expected to be Gruden's offensive coordinator and Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is a top candidate for Oakland's defensive coordinator position.

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