Is it possible that Jon Gruden may soon be back on an NFL sideline? Reports indicate that it may occur soon, and that it has an extremely interesting destination.
According to a recent Sports Illustrated article, Mark Davis, the owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, would be thrilled to have Gruden return. But to accomplish that, the former head coach of a Super Bowl winning team would have to withdraw his case against the NFL.
BREAKING: #Raiders owner Mark Davis
would “LOVE TO” bring back Jon Gruden as the team's head coach, via SI.
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) November 30, 2023
Gruden was the head coach of those same Raiders in 2021, the year he last had an NFL coaching position.
In 2018, he inked a $100 million, 10-year contract with the team, but was abruptly fired after the Washington Football Team’s inquiry turned up some unpleasant emails from Gruden to Bruce Allen, the team’s general manager at the time. The emails contained homophobic, misogynistic, and racist remarks.
Following the release of the emails, Gruden not only quit from his position with the organization but also sued the NFL and Roger Goodell for leaking the incident. Although the lawsuit is still pending, it seems like this could be a chance for the parties to put their differences behind them and move on.
With Antonio Pierce serving as the team’s temporary head coach, things appear to be going really smoothly. Don’t be shocked if he drops the temporary moniker during the offseason if he keeps winning in the final stretch.