Report: Jon Gruden Considering Return To Oakland, Wanted Raiders To Draft Johnny Manziel

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The Oakland Raiders have been linked to their former coach, Jon Gruden, for years since he left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join the world of broadcasting.

Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the team's interest in Gruden is seemingly being reciprocated by the current Monday Night Football color commentator:

Rapoport also cites three sources who indicate that Gruden was pushing the Raiders behind the scenes to take a chance on Johnny Manziel during the 2014 NFL Draft:

The Raiders did, however, land Derek Carr in the early second round. Carr's maturity level and upside has been undeniable during his rookie season, so don't be surprised if his presence on the Raiders' roster intrigues Gruden enough for him to put his feelings on Manziel aside.

However, with a very nice gig in hand calling games alongside Mike Tirico for ESPN, will Gruden leave the booth for the rigors of the NFL head coaching scene? As of this point, no one really knows for sure - except Gruden.

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