The Washington Redskins have reportedly hired Jay Gruden to be the team’s next head coach. A press conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. EST on Thursday to announce the move, which was reported by various media outlets.
Gruden interviewed for the Redskins job on Wednesday, and several beat writers speculated that he would be offered the job and accept it. There was some speculation that Gruden might prefer the Tennessee Titans job, but Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has been known for sparing no expense to land the coach he likes the most. Apparently that was Gruden.
Gruden has spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. For whatever reason, his accomplishments in Cincinnati have made him a top head coaching candidate. As LB mentioned earlier this week, we don’t really understand what Gruden has done with the Bengals’ offense that makes him so special.
As many of you know, Jay Gruden is the younger brother of ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Jon Gruden. Perhaps the name “Gruden” has gone a long way for Jay over the past few years. Time will tell if he is able to get a Redskins offense that was abysmal in 2013 back on track.