Report: Is Jon Gruden Interested in Eagles Head Coaching Job?
We have been waiting for a dark horse candidate and finally we might have gotten one.
According to Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, longtime head coach Jon Gruden, has expressed interest in the Eagles’ job to owner Jeffrey Lurie through an intermediary.
A conflicting report comes from CBS Sports’ NFL insider Jason La Canfora who tweets otherwise.
If it was accurate, one of the main concerns about hiring Gruden, how will he get along with Howie Roseman?
Former NFL tight end Anthony Becht played for Jon Gruden for three seasons in Tampa Bay, and joined me on the Sports Bash and said he doesn't think Gruden wants to get back into coaching.
"No, not at all, I can assure you 100%, I can be a direct source, he's not coming back" Becht said on the Sports Bash. "I don't see it happening, I think its safe to say its 100% he's not coming back to coaching. Its not happening."
(Listen to 12 Year NFL tight end Anthony Becht who played for Jon Gruden in Tampa)
Per Domowitch in the Daily News:
Gruden has told people that working with Roseman wouldn't be a problem. But Kelly said the same thing when he was hired in 2013, and look how that turned out.
The Eagles have already interviewed Duce Staley, Pat Shurmur, Adam Gase, Ben McAdoo and have interviews set up with Paul Guenther and Doug Pederson.
Gruden hasn’t coached since 2008, having served as an analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football. Overall, Gruden has a 95-81 regular-season record, five playoff appearances and a Super Bowl title with Tampa Bay.
Gruden worked in Philly as its offensive coordinator from 1995-97 under Ray Rhodes.