Jay Gruden wrapped up his interview with the Arizona Cardinals today, and he revealed to the media that he will be interviewing with the Philadelphia Eagles next week:
#Bengals OC Jay Gruden indicates in Arizona news conference he’ll interview with Eagles next week.
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) January 10, 2013
UPDATE 3:40 PM
According to Cardinals Vice President of Media Relations Mark Dalton, not only is Jay Gruden meeting with Arizona about their vacant head-coaching job, but will also be available to the media this afternoon:
— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) January 10, 2013
This also came out last night from Howard Eskin
Here’s the field 4 #eagles..Lovie Smith, Bruce Arians, Jay Gruden, Brian Kelly, Gus bradley and maybe a surprise. So who do u like?
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) January 10, 2013
The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired head coach Mike Mularkey after one season, the worst in franchise history. New general manager David Caldwell made the announcement today. Mularkey went 2-14 this season, and now there is one more head-coaching vacancy, and there’s already two coaches the Jags are expected to target:
Two candidates for the Jaguars HC job are expected to be 49ers OC Greg Roman and Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2013
If you recall, the Jaguars interview Bengals Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden last season before ultimately hiring Mularkey. While Jay denied that any interview took place and also said he never contacted the Jaguars, most believe he’ll eventually leave for a head-coaching job, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Jags give him a call sometime this offseason.
Jay has already been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, and despite his unit finishing ranked 18th and 12th in points per game and 20th and 22nd in yards per game, NFL teams believe he is a worthy candidate of an NFL head-coaching job.
He has stated that he intends on being back in Cincinnati next season.