Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden will be the Redskins’ next head coach, according to reports on NFL.com. Gruden, 46, will be the eighth head coach of the Dan Snyder era, succeeding Mike Shanahan, who was fired last month after the end of a miserable 3-13 season.
Gruden has been the Bengals’ offensive coordinator for the past three seasons, which all ended in first-round playoff losses. He has experience coaching young, possibly great, but inconsistent quarterbacks in the form of Andy Dalton, so perhaps he knows a bit about the job that lies ahead of him in Washington. The rest of Gruden’s football experience comes from the Arena Football League, in which he set many records as a player and spent 14 years as a coach.
Gruden is the younger brother of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach, ESPN analyst, and Chucky stand-in Jon Gruden. Jay Gruden will be officially introduced at a 4 PM press conference in Ashburn.