Raiders to give Gruden longest contract in history

Gruden's new Raiders deal is for 10 years and $100 million, according to ESPN.

It seems to be all but a foregone conclusion that Jon Gruden will return to the Oakland Raiders as head coach, replacing the recently fired Jack Del Rio.

Gruden, who began his coaching career with the Raiders in 1998, will replace Jack Del Rio, who was sacked following a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that capped a disappointing 6-10 campaign.

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Gruden guided the Buccaneers to the 2003 Super Bowl title, defeating Oakland 48-21 in the championship contest.

The Oakland Raiders have apparently completed their interview process and decided on their next head coach, and you will never guess who landed the job.

His final game with Oakland was among the most controversial losses in National Football League history, when the Raiders lost to the New England Patriots on the infamous Tom Brady "Tuck Rule" non-fumble call. Gruden has already started putting together a staff with Cincinnati defensive co-ordinator Paul Guenther among those expected to join. He has a 95-81 career record.

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"We believe the Rooney Rule was complied with". "We'll see what decision they make".

The Buccaneers went 12-4 in his first season and finished 57-55 with three playoff appearances in Gruden's seven seasons. He came back in 2004 and had a 30-34 record in four seasons, leading Washington to two playoff berths.

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  • Jill Young