Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Reported concern over a Derek Carr-Jon Gruden relationship

Reported concern over a Derek Carr-Jon Gruden relationship

He was later traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - where he later won Super Bowl XXXVII - for three draft picks and $8 million dollars.

The date of the official announcement was first reported by RaidersSnakepit.com.

Gruden's contract will be worth around $100 million over 10 years, according to Schefter.

Many coaches and National Football League people close to Gruden were convinced by Thanksgiving that Gruden, who has toyed with putting together coaching staffs in the past, was actually intent on doing it, and with both of his former head-coaching franchises (Oakland and Tampa Bay) mulling coaching changes, the odds were greater than ever of a return. It is believed that he will bring in well regarded Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther to run his defense.

Gruden spent four seasons as coach in Oakland from 1998-2001. His last game with Oakland was the infamous "Tuck Rule" game during the 2002 playoffs that helped launch the Patriots dynasty.

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 will be required to comply with the "Rooney Rule" and interview at least one minority candidate or otherwise face discipline from the NFL. "We'll see what decision they make". Late owner Al Davis hired Art Shell in 2006, 11 years after firing him the first time.

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