John Keim of ESPN is reporting that the Redskins have signed HC Jay Gruden to a two-year extension.
Gruden was entering the fourth year of his five-year contract with the Redskins.
This comes at an interesting time, considering that there has been a lot of speculation about GM Scot McCloughan’s future with the Redskins and who’s actually running the team. Beyond that, QB Kirk Cousins has been franchised for the second year and he has been the subject of trade rumors for the past few weeks.
By extending Gruden through 2020, this may actually help their ability of signing Cousins to a long-term deal.
However, it appears as though the organization has committed to Gruden being their head coach for the foreseeable future.
Gruden, 50, 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 three years in Washington, Gruden has led them to a record of 21-26 (44.8 percent), which includes one playoff appearance back in 2015.