The Oakland Raiders finally pried away ESPN’s funny guy. Jon Gruden is now set to the sign the most lucrative coaching deal in NFL history. According to Adam Schefter,
Raiders are giving new head coach Jon Gruden a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in NFL history, sources tell ESPN. The deal is likely to be worth about $100 million.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2018
Gruden has already compiled his list of coordinators. When you see the years and money, you’ll understand why they agreed to the job.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2018
Gruden last coached in 2002 when New England famously beat Oakland in the “Snow Bowl”.
The Raiders have scheduled a press conference on Tuesday where they will introduce the new face of the organization. However, according to the Ringer’s Robert Mays, Raiders fans should be skeptical.
Jon Gruden hasn’t coached in a decade, and his offenses finished 20th or worse in DVOA for half his tenure in Tampa. (shrug emoji) https://t.co/W4vSFWWbiZ
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) January 5, 2018
Stay tuned for updates!