Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore has learned that Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden signed a three year extension with the Bengals to remain in that position.
Pingalore’s NFL sources confirm the deal is worth 3.6 million dollars.
The extension doubles the salary Gruden made in his first year with the Bengals.
In an odd report that just hit Twitter late tonight, Orlando’s WKMG is reporting that Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden has been signed to a 3-year, $3.6 million dollar extension.
Nothing official has been reported, nor have any of the traditional Cincinnati news outlets given any affirmation of the story, so I’m not yet sure what to think.
In any case, it’s a great move made by Mike Brown. Brown extended Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer in 2010, and this deal is very similar to the one that Zimmer received.
Gruden is a great coach with very high standards and a high knowledge of the game. He’s also one of the more humorous coaches I’ve heard, and far more amiable than Marvin Lewis.