Jon Gruden says he’s not returning to coaching in 2012. He certainly had an opportunity.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins dispatched Carl Peterson to gauge Gruden’s interest in the job recently.
Gruden reportedly made it clear he wasn’t interested, and the Dolphins moved on. They interviewed Jeff Fisher on Tuesday, with Peterson having a major role.
Peterson’s involvement with Gruden and Fisher shows that he has a big job with the team already. He’s essentially doing the job general manager Jeff Ireland is supposed to do.
Peterson doesn’t even have an official role with the Dolphins yet, but that should be changing. Salguero reports that Peterson will be named team president in the “coming days or weeks.”