Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is open to returning to the NFL, but only for the right job, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski said on WPEN-WF Philadelphia on Monday.
"He's had numerous meetings that he's told teams he's not interested in certain jobs," Jaworski said of his ESPN colleague. "There are jobs he's interested in, but no one at those teams has reached out to him, or they may even have a coach in place."
Gruden hasn’t interviewed yet, and it was mostly assumed that this was due to the fact that he didn’t want to return to coaching. However, it appears that he would leave the Monday Night Football booth and return with the right team.
Teams just don’t seem to be showing overwhelming interest in the Super Bowl-winning coach. The Cleveland Browns were listed as a possibility to pursue Gruden, but that rumor was shot down yesterday. The Philadelphia Eagles, another team with a coaching vacancy, aren’t believed to have reached out to Gruden either.