Raiders preparing 10-year, $100M deal for Gruden
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is poised to commit to Jon Gruden for the next decade and pay a mountain of money for the privilege.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Raiders are preparing to sign Gruden to a 10-year, $100 million contract, per sources informed of the deal.
The pact, once finalized, is believed to be the richest coaching contract in NFL history, according to Rapoport. NFL teams do not disclose financial details on coaching deals.
The 10-year deal with a massive salary underscores the Raiders’ commitment to bringing back Gruden after trading him to Tampa Bay in 2002. Gruden spent the past nine NFL seasons as a color commentator for the ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts.
With a move to Las Vegas on the horizon, Davis will pay a boatload to provide the Raiders with a glitzy coach who will marshal the franchise through the transition.
But there are also the lowlights of the game, such as Mark Sanchez’s infamous butt fumble.
So what happens when you combine the two? You get…the butt interception.
Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore is having one heck of a year and is a leading candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year. He’s also apparently the beneficiary of some good football karma.
That physics-defying catch stunned even Lattimore.
I must be living right, I don’t know, Lattimore said, via ESPN. I don’t know. They’re gonna have to call it what they want. … But it was a great play and we won, so that’s all I can think about.