- The worst-kept secret in the NFL is expected to become official on Tuesday.
- Multiple reports said the Oakland Raiders have scheduled a press conference to introduce Jon Gruden as their next head coach.
- Gruden’s contract is said to be the largest ever for a coach, worth about $US100 million over ten years.
- Gruden is still scheduled to serve as a commentator for the AFC Wild Card game on ESPN.
Chucky is back in Oakland, ending the worst-kept secret in the NFL, and the reunion is going to be a lucrative one for the Super Bowl-winning coach.
The Oakland Raiders have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday at which they will introduce Jon Gruden is returning for his second stint as their head coach, according to multiple reports.
Author and Raiders insider Steve Corkran first reported the press conference, saying it will be “splashy.”
“Breaking: Jon Gruden will be introduced as the #Raiders head coach Tuesday, in a ‘splashy’ news conference, I was informed by a team source,” Corkran wrote on Twitter.
The report was later confirmed by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Schefter later added that Gruden will sign the longest coaching contract in NFL history and that it will likely be worth “about $US100 million.”
“Raiders are giving new head coach Jon Gruden a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in NFL history, sources tell ESPN,”Schefter wrote. “The deal is likely to be worth about $US100 million.”
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network later confirmed that the deal is worth a “firm” $US100 million.
Gruden last coached in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won a Super Bowl, but was fired after the 2008 season. Prior to that, he coached the Oakland Raiders for four seasons before being traded to the Bucs.
Gruden is still scheduled to serve as a commentator for ESPN during Saturday’s AFC Wild Card matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans.
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