Nothing's official, sure. But ESPN and plenty of other media outlets elsewhere are reporting Gruden, who has been on the air for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" broadcasts for nine years, has accepted a 10-year contract worth $100 million to coach the Raiders as the franchise moves from Oakland to Las Vegas.
Gruden is returning for a second stint as coach of the Raiders after being traded to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season. Gruden spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 season after a 9-7 season. This is not the first time two brothers have been head coaches in the National Football League simultaneously.
Monday, the Packers announced that longtime general manager Ted Thompson would be transitioning to a new role with the team as its senior advisor to football operations leaving the door open for a potential McKenzie return.
Gruden beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers but didn't win another playoff game for Tampa Bay in his final six seasons.
The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio as their coach last Sunday, just after completing a 6-10 season.More news: Jesse Lingard Scores Yet Another Screamer In United's 3rd Round Win
Gruden has been lining up potential members of his coaching staff.
DICK VERMEIL: Vermeil had a successful seven-year run as coach of Philadelphia from 1976-82, taking the Eagles to their first Super Bowl following the 1980 season.
Jon Gruden still won't budge. The team went 30-34 in his four seasons, making the playoffs twice and winning one game before retiring again.
Personally, I enjoy Gruden as an analyst, though he is sometimes comical and overzealous, and his commentary during the Steelers-Bengals game regarding Vontaze Burfict and JuJu Smith-Schuster was nothing short of idiotic. Ditka became legendary in the city thanks to leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl title following the 1985 season, but he was sacked after going 5-11 in 1992.