Per numerous reports this morning, the Washing Redskins are set to hire Jay Gruden, most recently the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals and brother of Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden, as the next head coach of the team.
Gruden ran the Bengals offense from 2011 through 2013, where he improved the offense’s output from 18th in points per game and 20th in yards per game to 6th in the NFL in points per game last season and 8th in yards per game in 2013. He started his NFL coaching career in 2002, serving as an offensive assistant on brother Jon’s staff in Tampa Bay, through the 2008 season.
In addition, Adam Schefter reported (via Twitter) this morning that Sean McVay will be the offensive coordinator under Gruden, and Raheem Morris will be the defensive coordinator. McVay was formerly the tight ends coach for the Redskins under the Mike Shanahan regime, and was widely seen as one of the most bright, up-and-coming offensive minds in the NFL. Morris was the secondary coach for the Redskins for the past two seasons, and the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009 through 2011.
Jay Gruden will be the 8th head coaching hire under Dan Snyder’s ownership of the Redskins.