Over the weekend, the Oakland Raiders made it official, Jon Gruden will return to the team as the next head coach. But that wasn’t very surprising. Rumors of his return have been spreading like wild fire for over a week and even Gruden wasn’t denying them. But the details of his supposed contract on the other hand, was rather surprising indeed.
It’s being reported that Gruden will be given a 10 year contract worth $100 million dollars.
That’s a record breaking contract for an NFL head coach, but it’s not the money that’s particularly surprising. We all knew that Gruden would be highly paid no matter who managed to coax him out of the broadcast booth. And at $10 million a year, he wouldn’t even be the highest paid coach in terms of average per year. Bill Belichick reportedly makes $12.5 million per year.