UPDATE: Raiders officially introduce Jon Gruden as head coach

Raiders to make Jon Gruden richest NFL coach
Posted at 11:51 AM, Jan 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 20:48:17-05

UPDATE JAN. 9: Jon Gruden was officially introduced as the new coach during a press conference Tuesday. 

Gruden said he's ready to roll and he is ready for another challenge. This is his second stint with the team after coaching from 1998 to 2001. 

Gruden didn't say much about Raiders move to Las Vegas. 

"I'm a real short-term oriented coach. A big reason I'm here is my passion for the city of Oakland and this franchise and the people in the Black Hole," he said. 


The Oakland Raiders – soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders – have their coach for the next decade.

According to multiple reports, the Raiders will officially announce Jon Gruden as their next head coach – despite Gruden being away from the sidelines for 10 years and 17 years away from the Raiders organization.

Social media is buzzing about the deal, specifically, the reported amount of money and length of the contract.

Ian Rapoport also gave insight to Gruden's future staff.

This deal shows that the Oakland Raiders believe that Gruden can both lead the team to on-field success and also serve as a face of the franchise when it moves to Las Vegas.