Fire up those Eagles and Jon Gruden rumors one more time, folks.
When it first became apparent that the Eagles may move on from Andy Reid after the 2012 season, Jon Gruden’s name popped up as a possible replacement. But the possibility of the former Raiders and Bucs head coach leaving his gig with ESPN to take the Eagles’ job seemed remote at best. But National Football Post’s Dan Pompei has a little nugget that will send the Gruden-to-Philly rumors through the roof. Here we go.
People around the NFL who know are convinced Jon Gruden is coming back to coaching this year, provided the right situation presents itself. I’ve been told Gruden feels he needs to come back now if he’s ever going to do it. He already has been away from the game for four years, and it becomes increasingly difficult for a coach to return the longer he is away. The right situation for Gruden very well could be in Philadelphia. People close to him think he has a good chance of landing there.
Whether or not people believe Gruden wants to come to Philly really doesn’t matter. What does matter is if Gruden himself wants to come to Philly. We’ll likely find out within the next 48 hours.