It's been widely reported that Jon Gruden will be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Barring anything unexpected, Gruden is calling his last game on Saturday when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans.
He will be introduced at the team facility in Alameda on Tuesday in a 3 p.m. ET media conference. The Buccaneers have also reportedly been interested in Gruden, who has worked as an analyst for ESPN since he was sacked by Tampa Bay in January 2009.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders are expected to offer him a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in National Football League history, which will reportedly be worth more than $100 million.
Sunday, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on Sportscenter "Jon Gruden is going to be the next coach of the Oakland Raiders". He served in that role from 1998 through 2001, before being traded to Tampa Bay. He won the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers, beating the Raiders.
Prior to kickoff, broadcasting partner Sean McDonough congratulated Gruden on taking the Oakland Raiders' head coaching job.
The Raiders, meanwhile, have gone through nine different head coaches since firing Gruden.
Gruden has been lining up potential members of his coaching staff.
This would not mark the first time the Raiders brought back a coach for a second stint. Gibbs stepped away following the 1992 season with three Super Bowl titles in his career.
That led to the decision to fire Del Rio following his third season and go hard after Gruden. He came back in 2004 and had a 30-34 record in four seasons, leading Washington to two playoff berths.
Fellow Oakland coach Steve Kerr said he was thrilled for Gruden, but also noted that it was a lot more than he is making.