Raiders to make Jon Gruden highest-paid coach in National Football League history

Raiders to make Jon Gruden highest-paid coach in National Football League history

Raiders to make Jon Gruden highest-paid coach in National Football League history

The Raiders fired Del Rio following a disappointing six-win season and talk immediately turned to Gruden, who has been out of coaching since being fired by Tampa Bay following the 2008 season.

The Raiders' owner and managing general owner also may include an ownership stake in the offer to Gruden, also reported by Schefter. Greg Olson will be Oakland's offensive coordinator, Paul Guenther will be defensive coordinator and Rich Bisaccia will coach special teams, La Canfora reports.

His final game with Oakland was among the most controversial losses in National Football League history, when the Raiders lost to the New England Patriots on the infamous Tom Brady "Tuck Rule" non-fumble call.

Gruden posted a 38-26 record with Oakland from 1998-2001, guiding the team to a pair of playoff berths and the AFC Championship game in his last two seasons. Del Rio finished 25-23 record over the last three seasons with one playoff loss.

Appearing on ESPN's Golic and Wingo (h/t Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com) on Wednesday, Gruden confirmed he has spoken with Raiders owner Mark Davis regarding the opening and added, "I think there's a good chance", when asked about whether he would accept the job. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons.

Today's Gruden Grinder goes to JON GRUDEN'S AGENT - who's reportedly landing a $100 MILLION contract for Chucky to coach the Raiders.

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