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OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Former head coach of the Oakland Raiders and now ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst Jon Gruden looks on during pre-game warm ups before an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on November 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

On the heels of the most disappointing season in the NFL this 2017, Raiders owner Mark Davis might be making a splash hire at head coach.

ESPN is reporting that Davis is ready to offer Jon Gruden the head coaching position and an ownership stake.


The reported salary offer to Gruden is $10 million.

To make the hire, Davis will have to buy out current head coach Jack Del Rio, who received a contract extension in February after a 12-4 season in 2016.

Gruden last coached in the NFL in 2008, where he was fired by Tampa Bay after posting consecutive 9-7 seasons. Gruden led the Raiders from 1998 to 2001, going 38-26 in four seasons.

He won the Super Bowl in his first season with Tampa Bay, defeating his old Raider team.

In his 11 year career, Gruden is 95-81 as a head coach. His playoff record is 5-4; he did not win another playoff game in Tampa Bay after claiming Super Bowl glory.

Since his coaching days ended nine seasons ago, Gruden has been calling games for ESPN on Monday Night Football.

Del Rio is 93-93 as a head coach. He spent nine years in Jacksonville with a 68-71 record. He has been three games over .500 in his short Raider career.

Before the Raiders move to Las Vegas was finalized, Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson was ready to be a part of the relocation process. Adelson reportedly wanted an ownership share in the Raiders, but Davis was fearful to bring Adelson on as an owner.

But Davis is not afraid of bringing Gruden on as a part owner.

Ultimately, Davis dumped Adelson and his money for a Bank of America loan to ensure the Raiders would have enough money to build their Las Vegas stadium.

The NFL Network has reported that Gruden may bring former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon on as the quarterback coach.

Gannon threw for 3,000 yards in four consecutive season with the Raiders. But he also holds the Super Bowl record for interceptions with five.

Gannon will be the color analyst for the Raiders game against the Chargers on CBS today.

Tyler Bischoff hosts Coaches Corner on AM 720 KDWN Monday through Friday at 6:00 pm.