While it hasn’t been officially announced, the Raiders will make Jon Gruden their next head coach and pay him $10 million per season.
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
The length of deal is shocking as Gruden will also get a 10 year deal; only John Madden has ever led the Raiders for 10 or more seasons.
Tom Flores followed Madden with a nine year stint. But since 1987, no coach has lasted beyond five seasons.
Over the last 10 seasons, the Raiders have had seven coaches.
The Raiders will reportedly interview Gruden on Monday and host a press conference on Tuesday to introduce Gruden as head coach.
Jack Del Rio was fired immediately after the Raiders lost to the Chargers in week 17, paving the way for Jon Gruden to become the next head coach.
Gruden has already started to put his staff together, as he is expected to bring in Rams QB coach Greg Olson as offensive coordinator, Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.
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