JP Finlay is reporting that the Redskins have informed HC Jay Gruden that he will return as the team’s head coach for the 2019 season.
Earlier in the week, Gruden admitted that he wasn’t sure about his status with the team and he not heard from team president Bruce Allen or owner Daniel Snyder.
“I’m just waiting by the phone,” Gruden said. “And when I get the call, I’ll go.”
Gruden, 51, began his NFL coaching career with the Buccaneers as an offensive assistant. He spent seven years in the position before departing for a job with the Florida Tuskers.
Gruden returned to the NFL as the Bengals offensive coordinator in 2011 before he was hired as the Redskins coach for the 2014 season.
During his five years in Washington, Gruden has led them to a record of 35-44-1 (44.4 percent), which includes one playoff appearance back in 2015.