Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has a busy travel schedule ahead. Gruden, the younger brother of Super Bowl winning head coach and current ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden, interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday and has two more meetings with NFL teams ahead.
Gruden’s next meeting will come on Monday, where he is set to interview with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Friday. He is also expected to interview with the San Diego Chargers in the coming days.
It is surprising to see Gruden attracting so much attention after the Bengals season ended in a game that Gruden was completely outcoached in. Despite a rough end to the year, Gruden still led a Bengals offense that averaged 223.6 passing yards per game and 109.1 yards per game in the running game.
Gruden’s NFL experience began with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-2008, where he served as an assistant coach. He joined the Bengals in 2011.
His previous coaching experience was with the Nashville Kats and Orlando Predators with the Arena Football League and the UFL’s Florida Tuskers. He signed a three-year extension with the Bengals a year ago, but that hasn’t stopped him from flirting with the head coaching vacancies.