While the Raiders are widely expected to name Gruden their next head coach as early as next week, neither Gruden nor the team has confirmed those reports.
Gruden has worked as a "Monday Night Football" analyst since 2009 and also gained popularity through his "QB Camp" series on ESPN, interviewing quarterback prospects.
Gruden reportedly is set to strike a deal for 10 years and $100 million to be the Raiders' next head coach, ESPN reported Friday.
In leading off the telecast of Saturday afternoon's wild-card game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough wasted no time revealing one of the worst-kept secrets in sports.
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His tenure ended shortly after the "Tuck Rule" loss to the New England Patriots when he was traded the following month to Tampa Bay for two first-round draft picks, two second-rounders and $8 million. He won the Super Bowl the following year, defeating the Raiders by a 48-21 score. That's a goal that probably motivated Gruden to return to football.
The Raiders, meanwhile, have gone through nine different head coaches since firing Gruden.
Regardless, Gruden is a terrific offensive mind and he has only gotten more knowledgeable since stepping away from coaching. In fact, Cincinnati has been one of the most frequent sources to find first-time head coaches over the past decade. He led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title over Oakland the following season.
Jon Gruden still won't budge. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons.