Largely ignored for the first week of the 2013 hiring cycle, former Raiders and Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden seems to be doing his damnedest to create a market where none apparently exists.
Via John Clark of NBC10 in Philly, former in-booth partner Ron Jaworski of ESPN said on 97.5 The Fanatic that: (1) Jaworski has spoken to Gruden; (2) the Eagles haven’t reached out yet to Gruden; and (3) Gruden would be interested.
So much for Gruden being committed to ESPN.
Earlier today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Browns “might be” interested in Gruden. We promptly learned that the more accurate term is “aren’t.”
The end result seems to be an effort to inject Gruden into the discussion for one or more of the vacant jobs. And that’s an effort no one (especially Gruden) ever thought would be necessary when it comes to his return to the NFL. Everyone (especially Gruden) believed teams would be falling all over themselves to hire him.
Now, it looks like Gruden is falling all over himself to attract some/any interest.