Coaches in college football and the NFL are losing their jobs this winter. One of the names that commonly comes up as a replacement is that of former NFL head coach Jon Gruden. He led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl win before joining ESPN and the Monday Night Football crew.
Gruden however says he isn’t interested in the jobs despite reports and rumors that teams are interested in him or he is interested in them. Gruden went as far as to say he didn’t even want to be considered.
“I don’t want to be considered for any of these jobs,” Gruden said, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I don’t want to be considered for anything. There are plenty of good candidates out there. I’m just sick for the guys who can no longer coach their teams. … I’m hoping to do the best I can to hang on to my job.”
Gruden’s brother is another hot name in coaching circles. Currently the younger Gruden, Jay, is the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals.
“He’s happy to be at Cincinnati and excited to be in the playoffs,” Gruden said. “I can’t speak for him. … I’m not going to (speculate about Jay Gruden’s chances to be an NFL head coach). They’re in the playoffs, and I’m obviously biased toward my brother.”