5 teams that might hire Jay Gruden this offseason

Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Jon Gruden, Oakland Raiders
Jon Gruden, Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

2. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. AFC. West. 28. Las Vegas Raiders

If Gruden is leaving Washington, D.C., he might as well join his older brother Jon Gruden when the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas to begin the 2020 NFL season. The Grudens used to work together when Jon was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. Family is important to Raider Nation and this feels like a great bounce-back opportunity for Gruden.

Of course, his charismatic older brother will continue to be a television star coaching on the sidelines, but the Raiders have more talent offensively than people give them credit. Jay Gruden had success in two losing organizations in the Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals before that. Together, they can make the Silver and Black a winner in Sin City.

Like with the Los Angeles Rams, Gruden wouldn’t take over for his brother as head coach. Unlike his older brother, he won’t have anything close to a 10-year contract at the helm. That being said, this could serve as a great launching off point for Gruden so that he can get a better head coaching gig than the one he had previously with hyper-dysfunctional Washington.

There is no state income tax in Las Vegas. The Raiders will be playing in a brand-new football stadium. They will be able to attract free agents and will be able to play in front of an energetic crowd on many future fall Sundays. Going back and working for your brother could be seen as an ego check, but his family could be a big selling point for Gruden to become part of Raider Nation.