The Cincinnati Bengals knew that when their season came to an end, they’d be dealing with a rash of potential interview requests. And not even twelve hours after Cincinnati was eliminated from the playoffs by the San Diego Chargers, those calls have began.
According to the Washington Post’s Mark Maske, the Washington Redskins have requested permission to interview Bengals coordinators Mike Zimmer and Jay Gruden:
Redskins have asked permission to interview Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer for head coaching job, source says.
Owner Daniel Snyder isn’t wasting any time.
It should be noted – there was no confirmation that the Bengals granted the Redskins such a permission, though it’s odd to see a team hold a coach back from bettering themselves with a higher role so it’s doubtful they’d decline such a request.
Regardless, the Redskins have been rumored to have heavy interest in both Zimmer and Gruden so it’s entirely possible one of the two could be the future Washington head coach.
The Redskins have already interviewed a handful of candidates for their vacant head coaching position.