Jay Gruden has agreed to become the new head coach of the Washington Redskins, according to sources.
The 46-year-old, who it must be said has limited experience at the very top of the American football, has had his name banded around the internet by various reporters today in connection with the vacant job and now, it seems, it has been confirmed that he has accepted the offer.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to break news of the appointment, tweeting: “Jay Gruden has agreed to become the next head coach of the Washington Redskins, per league source.”
He then went on to add: “Redskins will introduce Jay Gruden as their HC this afternoon, per sources.”
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer then added to the rumours, even going as far as to speculate on the length of the deal.
Glazer tweeted: “I'm told Grudens deal with Redskins is a 5 year deal. Also hearing he was pretty much tabbed last night.”
Grudens has experience in both the Arena Football League and the United Football League, and spent the last three years as offensive coordinator for the Cincinatti Bengals.
Despite the fact that there are naysayers out there who would suggest his lack of credentials doesn’t make him the ideal candidate, it’s thought that the Redskins are confident Grudens can turn the franchise around after they suffered a poor 2013.