Jon Gruden, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders head coach turned ESPN NFL analyst, could be headed back to the NFL if his former coaching colleagues are to be believed, per CBS’s Jason La Canfora:
“Former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden — coveted by many owners in recent years but uninterested in returning to coaching — would at least entertain the prospect of coaching the Rams, some of his former coaching colleagues believe, with that job opening offering virtually everything he would look for in an NFL position.”
Gruden spent 11 years as an NFL head coach, compiling a 95-81 record with one Super Bowl title (2002 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
The former head coach is currently a large part of ESPN’s NFL coverage, where his salary isn’t exactly cheap.
If Gruden does land with the Rams, his salary would likely need to be among the top in the NFL.
As an offensive guru, he’d be the perfect pairing with rookie quarterback Jared Goff.