ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that Jay Gruden has agreed to become the head coach of the Washington Redskins.
- Jay Glazer reports that Gruden has informed the Bengals that he is departing for the Redskins job.
- Glazer adds that he has been told that Gruden will receive a five-year deal.
- Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported that two sides were working on a deal this morning and a deal could be coming.
Redskins GM Bruce Allen has a history with Gruden while in Tampa, so it’s not surprising to see them ultimately go this direction with their next hire.
Gruden, 46, has been with the Bengals as their offensive coordinator since 2011 and has managed to turn them into a much more productive offense than the one he inherited.
Gruden has come under some recent criticism for the continued struggles of QB Andy Dalton in the postseason. Working with Robert Griffin III and getting him to develop into a more consistent player will be at the top of Gruden’s priorities list.
The Redskins will hold a 4pm press conference today to announce Gruden as their new head coach.