Raiders officially introduce Jon Gruden as head coach

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Jon Gruden has been a staple of Monday Night Football ever since joining ESPN in 2009, but he'll be heading back to the NFL coaching ranks soon enough. Oakland finished a disappointing 6-10 during the 2017 campaign after going 12-4 in 2016 to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

For what it's worth, no coach has won a Super Bowl with multiple teams.

According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the Packers requested an interview with Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, but McKenzie declined. "We congratulate you as you head back to the sideline with the Raiders".

He last coached for the Silver & Black when the Raiders lost to the New England Patriots in the infamous "Tuck Rule Game", and was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shortly after.

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When McDonough acknowledged the news before the game, Gruden awkwardly replied by saying nothing is official, but afterwards, he accepted the farewell and said, "It's been a great run". Gruden spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 season after a 9-7 season.

That led to the decision to fire Del Rio following his third season and go hard after Gruden. The team went 30-34 in his four seasons, making the playoffs twice and winning one game before retiring again. Current Raiders quarterback Derek Carr appeared on the show in 2014 and seemed to make a strong impression on Gruden. Shell had spent his first six years away from the Raiders as an assistant coach but had been out of the profession entirely for five seasons when Davis hired him a second time.

Gruden more or less confirmed the report, unlike in previous years when he denied or had no comment.

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