It was a fun final game for the McDonough/Gruden combination, and whoever ESPN tabs to fill the role will nearly certainly not do the job like Gruden did, for (mostly) better and for worse.
It had been a poorly kept secret in recent days Gruden was going to coach the Raiders, but McDonough really let the cat out of the bag.
On Saturday, Jon Gruden called his last game with Sean McDonough, and while he wouldn't confirm he was leaving, it became very evident that he was leaving which is why Sean became extremely emotional after the broadcast.
"But I know you are looking forward to getting back to coaching".
McDonough had congratulated him on his new job with the Raiders and said his goodbyes.
Gruden's contract with the Raiders is expected to be worth $100 million over 10 years, according to ESPN. "Nothing's official yet, but these Chiefs fans have been on my case since I've got here". "What a great place for a big game".
Jon Gruden is the new coach of the Raiders, the team announced this evening.
The Raiders touted Gruden's hire as "unfinished business" after Gruden went 38-26 in four seasons as the team's head coach from 1998-2001. Last time he began to have a rift with Al Davis and eventually left for Tampa Bay and won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons.
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