Earlier this week, the Oakland Raiders parted ways with head coach Jack Del Rio. During his 3 years serving as Oakland Raiders head coach, he held a 25-23 record.
His firing came as a surprise, especially after coming off a great season in the 2016-2017 season. During that outstanding year, Oakland finished 12-4 and had the 6th ranked offense in the league.
SBNation’s Ian Rapoport reported before week 17 that “Del Rios job was safe for at least one more season.”
Then came the rumors of Jon Gruden leaving ESPN to become the next head coach for the Oakland Raiders. Gruden is a familiar face to this Raiders organization. As a coach, Gruden led them to a 40-28 record during his 3-year stint from 1998-2001. Following the 2001 NFL Season, Gruden left Oakland and took the coaching job for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This led to Gruden defeating the Raiders in the super bowl following the 2002 season. Talk about irony.
As Gruden is primed to have a healthy Derek car in the 2018 NFL season. We’ll see what the quarterback guru has in store for the 5-year starter. As Gruden is highly likely to become the Raiders new head coach.