More On Jay Gruden's Coaching History

As Jason already pointed out, rumors have surfaced that the Cincinnati Bengals could be looking at Jay Gruden to take over as the team's offensive coordinator, less than a week after firing Bob Bratkowski.

Gruden was believed to be a candidate to become the Carolina Panthers' quarterbacks coach after the team hired Ron Rivera in mid-January. The job eventually went to Mike Shula, who is better known as the brother of the President of Shula's Steak House, Dave.

Before his four-year stint as a head coach for the AFL's Orlando Predators (reaching the AFL's title game in three of those seasons), Gruden was the offensive coordinator for the AFL's Nashville Cats in 1997, coaching Andy Kelly as one of the league's best quarterbacks. Gruden would eventually become an offensive assistant coach with his brother Jon with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 through Jon's exit in 2008 while still a head coach with the Predators from 2004-2008, only reaching the title game once more.

Gruden joined the UFL's Florida Tuskers as the offensive coordinator in 2009. The team went undefeated during the regular season and averaged a league-high 30.5 points/game and 434 yards/game. They lost to the Las Vegas Locomotives in overtime, 20-17. As a head coach, Gruden led the Tuckers to the UFL Championship game in 2010 with a league high 35.5 points/game.

Gruden has been apart of six Arena Bowl titles, three divisional titles in the NFL and a Super Bowl in his coaching career.

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