Raiders to make Jon Gruden highest-paid coach in National Football League history

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ESPN's Adam Schefter and Paul Gutierrez reported Monday that the Raiders are expected to make Gruden their next head coach following the firing of Jack Del Rio.

This week, it has become a foregone conclusion that Jon Gruden will be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders; it's only a matter of time.

The previous coach Jack Del Rio was sacked after the last game of the season, and Gruden is set to interview with them Monday.


Oakland had previously traded Gruden to Tampa Bay for four draft picks after Gruden spent four seasons with the team.

Rumors surrounding Gruden and coaching jobs have been swirling for years, but if all goes according to plan, he will be announced on Tuesday. Gruden accumulated a 38-26 overall record as the Raiders coach and was 2-2 in playoff games during his four seasons.

Gruden beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers but didn't win another playoff game for Tampa Bay in his final six seasons.


Gruden, who was hired by ESPN in 2009, reportedly already has made some key hires to his coaching staff.

"We believe the Rooney Rule was complied with". He served as an assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers before taking command of the Raiders in 1998. "Minority candidates were interviewed", National Football League executive vice president of communications Joe Lockhart said during a conference call Friday. Gibbs stepped away following the 1992 season with three Super Bowl titles in his career.


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