“Teflon Jon” is having a big year.
Jon Gruden and the Raiders are entering a massive year in the AFC West, with Vegas rolling the dice and hoping to make noise in a very tough division. Well, a huge year is only good for a huge contract, and Gruden has one of the biggest in the NFL.
After three years of improving records, the Raiders are going to have to deal with winning or rebuilding themselves: Las Vegas is 19-29 in the past three years and there is uproar around GM Mike Mayock and team staff.
While the Black and Silver has remained black and blue for the past few years, there is one thing that doesn’t suffer from any kind of bruises or bumps, and that is Gruden’s bank account. Here’s what you need to know about the money “Chucky” is making as Pit Boss in Vegas.
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Breach of Jon Gruden’s contract
The Raiders must be fans of pretty round numbers: on January 8, 2018, Gruden signed a 10 years, $ 100 million contract to return to the helm in Oakland. It’s the richest contract for a head coach in NFL history, although Gruden is third in the NFL in AAV behind Patriots HC Bill Belichick ($ 12.5 million) and Seattle’s Pete Carroll. ($ 11 million).
Interestingly, the contract also includes something usually reserved for players: Gruden’s deal with the Raiders contains a no-trade clause, which prevents “Chucky” from suffering the same fate he suffered the first time around. with the Raiders, when he was traded to Tampa Bay.
The Buccaneers traded two first-round picks, two second-round picks and $ 8 million in cash to the Raiders in exchange for Gruden. Gruden would sign a five-year extension with the Buccaneers, over five years and $ 17.5 million.
How much is left on Gruden’s contract?
After the 2021 season, Gruden has another six years on his contract, with the deal expiring after the 2027 season – if he makes it that far.
Gruden is entering the fourth year of his 10-year pact with the Raiders and is finishing an 8-8 season in 2020. The Raiders are yet to make the playoffs in his second term with the organization.
Gruden, in the previous four years as boss at Oakland, made two playoff appearances and a 2-2 overall record.
Jon Gruden career record
Gruden starts the 2021 season with a career 114-110 record, not counting the playoffs. Gruden has just five lost seasons as the league’s head coach, but only four playoff appearances as well.
Gruden won Super Bowl 37 with the Buccaneers, dominating his former team, the Raiders.
Overall, Gruden has a 5-3 playoff record in four playoff appearances in 14 seasons as the NFL head coach. He took a long break away from the pitch between 2009 and 2017, when he was a member of the “Monday Night Football” broadcast booth.
|2000||Oakland Adventurers||12-4||1-1 (AFCCG defeat against the Ravens)|
|2001||Oakland Adventurers||10-6||1-1 (AFCDG lost to the Patriots)|
|2002||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12-4||3-0 (won Super Bowl 37)|
|2003||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7-9||–|
|2004||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5-11||–|
|2005||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11-5||–|
|2006||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4-12||–|
|2007||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9-7||0-1 (lost WCG to Giants)|
|2008||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9-7||–|
|2020||Las Vegas Adventurers||8-8||–|