Most coaches would jump at the chance to become an NFL head coach. Or, at a minimum, to gain experience interviewing for one of the 32 most coveted jobs in all of sports.
Not Jay Gruden.
Twice this month, the Bengals’ offensive coordinator has rejected an opportunity to be considered for a coaching job. First it was the Jaguars. Now, he has spurned an overture from the Colts, according to Charley Casserly of CBS.
Gruden, who drew rave reviews for his work with rookie quarterback Andy Dalton, has signed a three-year extension with the Bengals, but he can leave at any time to become a head coach. If, of course, he wants to.