Posted December 27, 2011

Report: Jon Gruden May Leave ESPN To Return To Coaching

NFL

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden plans to leave his ESPN broadcasting position and return as an NFL head coach in 2012, possibly with the St. Louis Rams.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports that according to an anonymous source, ESPN is already preparing for the Monday Night Football broadcaster’s departure.

Neither the Rams nor ESPN commented to the paper when asked about Gruden Monday night. Just this fall, Gruden re-signed with ESPN  to broadcast Monday Night Football through 2016.

The 48-year-old boasted a career 95-81 regular season record as an NFL head coach before being fired by the Buccaneers in January of 2009. In 2002 he led Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl victory.