Jay Gruden will interview will interview with the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles for their coaching vacancies as one of the hottest offensive coordinators looks to make the jump to head coach.
Gruden serves as the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, leading them to two consecutive surprising seasons after the team had several years of mediocre and poor teams. The younger brother of former NFL coach John Gruden has now drawn interest for coaching vacancies, CBS Sports reporter Jason La Canfora reported Sunday.
Jay Gruden had a chance to interview in the past, but turned down a chance to talk to the St. Louis Rams last season. He had also been a candidate for the San Diego Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars in the past.
Gruden has had experience around the NFL. He was offensive coordinator to the team his brother coached in Tampa Bay, and then moved on to coach the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League before joining the Bengals staff in 2011.
Jay Gruden’s interviews may not guarantee much in a competitive job market. Both the Eagles and Cardinals are looking at Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for their openings, Sports Illustrated reported, and the Cardinals are also looking at promoting defensive coordinator Ray Horton to head coach.
Jay Gruden will interview with the Cardinals later this week, while his meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles has not been announced. After a busier than normal offseason that saw seven coaches fired, only two teams have named new head coaches — the Kansas City Chiefs selected former Eagles coach Andy Reid while the Buffalo Bills hired Syracuse coach Doug Marrone.