As we pointed out earlier today, there’s a rumor that two-time former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs could return to the Redskins in an executive-level role that would entail, for starters, hiring the next G.M. and head coach.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post has tracked down a source close to Gibbs. The source “seriously doubts” that Gibbs would return for a third stint with the team.
The primary potential impediment? Gibbs has a lot on his plate right now, and he apparently doesn’t have the time to work for the Redskins again.
But the total time commitment will be a key factor in whether this thing goes from rumor to reality. Gibbs wouldn’t be grinding like he did as the head coach — he’d possibly be only a part-time employee with the goal of stabilizing the franchise and getting the front office and coaching staff into the right hands.
Then there’s the money. If the offer is sufficiently large, Gibbs can find a way to make whatever time is necessary to step into a scaled-down role.