Gruden returned to the Raiders in 2018, signing a 10-year, $100 million contract as the team’s new head coach.
John Gruden resigns as head coach of Las Vegas Raiders A New York Times report on Monday highlighted the racist, anti-feminist and homophobic comments she made in 2010-2018 emails.
As the organization deals with his departure and the fallout from those comments, questions arise about what this could mean for his monster $100 million contract signed back in 2018.
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Gruden, 58, served as the head coach of the then Oakland Raiders from 1998-2001. The following season he would take over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whom he coached to a Super Bowl victory over his former team. He remained with the Bux until 2008, and the following year he joined ESPN as a football analyst.
Gruden will return to the Raiders in 2018, signing a 10-year, $100 million contract as the team’s new head coach. According to SportingNews.com, the deal made Gruden the third-highest paid NFL coach by annual value, behind only Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll.
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Gruden was entering his fourth year under a new contract, earning $10 million per year, meaning the remaining $70 million is on the line following his resignation on Monday.
But according to Tashan Reid of The Athletic, Gruden “forfeited” the balance on the deal. It is not immediately clear how much the coach has been paid until the fifth week of the season.
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Gruden’s comments about the deal in 2018 have been re-circulating since his departure from the team. He told USA Today at the time that, “If I can’t do it, I’m not going to take their money.”