Raiders make it official: Jon Gruden is their new coach

Steve Kerr jokes he needs to talk to Warriors GM after seeing Jon Gruden's $100 million deal

The Raiders are transitioning into a new era with the return of coach Jon Gurden, but it appears McKenzie's job is safe moving forward. Barring anything unexpected, Gruden is calling his last game on Saturday when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans. Gruden has spent the past nine years as the lead analyst for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" telecast.

Gruden reportedly is set to strike a deal for 10 years and $100 million to be the Raiders' next head coach, ESPN reported Friday.

The worst-kept secret of the week has been confirmed: Jon Gruden will return to coach the Oakland Raiders. He won the Super Bowl the following year, defeating the Raiders by a 48-21 score. Carr's passer rating fell from 96.7 in 2016 to 86.4 as the Raiders finished 6-10 and coach Jack Del Rio was sacked minutes after their season finale. He started off working with Mike Tirico and Ron Jaworski, before settling into a two-man team with Tirico and later Sean McDonough. Ditka became legendary in the city thanks to leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl title following the 1985 season, but he was sacked after going 5-11 in 1992.




At least Gruden sounds very ready for some football. After leading the Raiders to 8-8 records his first two years, Gruden helped the team reach the AFC title game following the 2000 season and got Oakland back into the playoffs the following season. He has a 95-81 career record. This is not the first time two brothers have been head coaches in the National Football League simultaneously. In fact, Cincinnati has been one of the most frequent sources to find first-time head coaches over the past decade.

The Raiders extended Derek Carr's contract last summer, paying the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback $125 million over five seasons. The team went 30-34 in his four seasons, making the playoffs twice and winning one game before retiring again.

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