There have been a lot of head coaching jobs available this offseason and none came at a surprise more than the Oakland Raiders position. Jack Del Rio got fired after a disappointing season, but the team was riddled with injuries. Then chatter started around the league that this happened because Jon Gruden was making a comeback from the TV booth to the field.
He was one of the highest paid people at ESPN, so for him to leave that cushy job meant this Raiders salary had to be out of this world. And that it is.
Gruden has secured a $100 million dollar bag thanks to a 10-year contract, which happens to be the biggest in the history of the NFL for a head coach.
Raiders are giving new head coach Jon Gruden a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in NFL history, sources tell ESPN. The deal is likely to be worth about $100 million.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2018
Coming with him for his second tenure with the franchise are Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson as offensive coordinator, Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, and Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia.
With the pieces he has in place as a team with quarterback Derek Carr and Amari Cooper, plus defensive weapons like Khalil Mack, Chucky is looking to turn the leaf for the Raiders as they make their way to Las Vegas.
Expectations will be very high.