The Oakland Raiders will sign Jon Gruden to the longest coaching deal in National Football League history - a 10-year contract likely approaching $100 million - when it is made official Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday.
The Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio on Sunday at the conclusion of the team's 6-10 season in which they missed the postseason and finished third in the AFC West. He went on to win Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002. However, prior to that he coached in Oakland for 4 seasons. He was sacked by the Buccaneers following the 2008 season and has been in the broadcast booth since.
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Current Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson will be Oakland's offensive coordinator, while former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will serve in the same capacity under Gruden. "I know they've gone through their process of interviewing candidates and until they're done I won't know".
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. Gibbs stepped away following the 1992 season with three Super Bowl titles in his career.