Jack Del Rio fired by Raiders, paving way for Jon Gruden

01 January, 2018, 03:23 | Author: Cary Erickson
  • Report Raiders set to pursue former coach John Gruden

Those reports indicate Gruden could receive $10 million in salary and an ownership stake.

Del Rio said owner Mark Davis informed him of his firing after Sunday's game.

That would be mean the end of Jack Del Rio's tenure, who helped rebuild the Oakland franchise before this season's collapse amid numerous injuries and Marshawn Lynch's uneven play.

In three years in Oakland, Del Rio was 25-23.

This was Del Rio's second try as a head coach after spending nine seasons with the Jaguars from 2003-2011.

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"But it's a results business".

The Raiders finished the season at 6-10 after the starting the season hoping for a Super Bowl run after going 12-4 last season.

Despite all the improvements the Raiders made in 2016 prior to quarterback Derek Carr's season-ending fibula surgery, they took several steps back in 2017-especially on offense.

But star quarterback Derek Carr regressed under first-year offensive coordinator Todd Downing, and Ken Norton, Jr. was sacked as defensive coordinator after 10 games.

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