Jon Gruden's 2018 comments about Raiders contract resurface amid resignation

Jon Gruden’s feedback about bringing the Las Vegas Raiders a Tremendous Bowl upon signing his contract with the group in 2018 resurfaced Monday night time after he stepped down.

Raiders signed a 10-year, $100 million to turn into the Raiders’ head trainer in 2018 after spending a while within the broadcast sales space for ESPN.

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Jon Gruden, pictured in 2012, compiled a 38-26 record with the Raiders between 1998 and 2001.

Jon Gruden, pictured in 2012, compiled a 38-26 document with the Raiders between 1998 and 2001.
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“If I will’t get it finished, I’m no longer going to take their cash,” he instructed USA As of late in July 2018.

“Who promises I’m going to reside 10 years? So I don’t take into consideration that. You get thinking about a 10-year contract – folks don’t know the way it’s structured and it doesn’t topic. The one factor that issues is, ‘Is Khalil Mack going to be right here? Is Donald Penn going to be in a position to play?’ I’ve were given extra necessary issues to fret about than 8 years of my contract.”

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Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cleveland.

Las Vegas Raiders head trainer Jon Gruden reacts throughout the second one part of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cleveland.
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In that point, Gruden traded Mack to the Chicago Bears, launched Penn in 2019, got after which minimize Antonio Brown and did not make the playoffs in each and every of the 3 complete seasons he used to be head trainer. The Raiders have handiest been to the playoffs as soon as since Gruden’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the group in Tremendous Bowl XXXVII. The Raiders had traded him away within the offseason prior.

On Monday, Gruden resigned after extra damning emails had been printed via The New York Occasions. The emails contained homophobic and misogynistic remarks and contained vulgar complaint of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Jon Gruden, pictured here in 2001, led the Raiders to the NFL playoffs twice in his initial four-year tenure as the team's head coach.

Jon Gruden, pictured right here in 2001, led the Raiders to the NFL playoffs two times in his preliminary four-year tenure because the group’s head trainer.
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Gruden made a brief commentary upon his resignation.

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“I’ve resigned as Head Trainer of the Las Vegas Raiders. I like the Raiders and don’t wish to be a distraction. Thanks to all of the avid gamers, coaches, body of workers, and fanatics of Raider Country. I’m sorry, I by no means intended to harm someone,” he stated.

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