Oh, brother! 2 Coach Grudens: Raiders’ Jon, Redskins’ Jay
Jon Gruden’s decision to leave the television booth to return to the sideline for a second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders has put his family in unusual territory.
With Jay Gruden set to begin his fifth season with Washington, the Grudens will join the Harbaughs as the only sets of siblings to simultaneously hold jobs as NFL head coaches.
The Grudens spent seven years together in the NFL when Jay was an assistant on Jon’s Tampa Bay staff. But now they are NFL competitors, even though the Redskins and Raiders aren’t slated to play each other until the 2021 regular season.
If the Grudens remain in their current jobs, the only chance to match wits beforehand would come if their teams were to meet in the Super Bowl. The Harbaughs managed to make that happen, with John’s Baltimore Ravens beating younger brother Jim’s San Francisco 49ers 34-31 for the title in 2013.
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