After casting a wide net in their search for a new head coach, the Washington Redskins have finally settled on a candidate. The team will hire current Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, according to multiple reports.
Gruden was at least one of six known candidates to have a face-to-face interview with the Redskins. The team began their search by interviewing Darrell Bevell, current offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, who was a popular choice among fans. They also met with Jim Caldwell of the Baltimore Ravens, Sean McDermott of the Carolina Panthers, Perry Fewell of the New York Giants, and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia of the Dallas Cowboys.
Jay isn't a stranger to many in the Redskins organization. He worked as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under general manager Bruce Allen, who now serves in the same role with the Redskins. Gruden also has ties with current Redskins tight ends coach Sean McVey and defensive assistant Raheem Morris, both are rumored to remain with the team in offensive and defensive coordinator positions, respectively.Read more... Comments Off