The Oakland Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio shortly after their Week 17 loss to the Chargers and they've reportedly already found their next head coach. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Raiders will hire former Raiders and Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden. Both Schefter and Gruden work for ESPN. Read below for the latest Raiders coaching rumors.
"Jon Gruden is the going to be the next coach of the Raiders," ESPN's Adam Schefter said on SportsCenter Sunday night. "Not a question of if but when."
It's a return for Gruden, who coached the Raiders from 1998-2001 before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won a Super Bowl. He hasn't coached in the NFL since 2008, despite rumors seemingly every year. But at long last, it appears the Grumors will finally come true. Gruden was reportedly Oakland's top target and they plan to offer him an ownership stake in the team.
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Per the NFL's Rooney Rule, the Raiders must interview at least one minority candidate. It's unclear who that will be, or if the Raiders will "interview" anyone else.