Report: Jay Gruden to get ‘major consideration’ by Redskins


Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins are still without a head coach after firing Mike Shanahan on Monday, but with an offense already having a franchise quarterback to build around in Robert Griffin III, the team will likely look for an offensive-minded coach to come in and help RGIII reach his full potential.

One could argue Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has done just that with Andy Dalton, taking the former second-round QB out of TCU and molding him into a capable starter.

That’s the big reason why Jay, the younger brother of former Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden, is receiving so much interest by teams in need of a coach like the Redskins:

The Bengals rank 10th in the NFL in total offense, averaging 26.9 points and 430 yards per game. In 1998, he became the head coach of the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. He won Arena Bowl titles in 1998 and 2000

From 2002 to 2008, he served as an offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under his brother, Jon. He was hired to be Jim Haslett’s Offensive Coordinator for the Florida Tuskers in the United Football League in 2009 before becoming the head coach and general manger in 2010.

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