Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden will interview with three teams this week, according to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network. Call it a three-for-three... three interviews in three days.
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to interview Gruden on Tuesday (that's today). After that, he'll fly out to Washington to interview with the Redskins on Wednesday and then to Minnesota, where he'll interview with the Vikings on Thursday.
It's believed that the Detroit Lions are interested in Gruden as well, however that was news to him when chatting with the local media on Monday.
There's a belief that he's a heavy favorite with the Redskins. Writes the Washington Post:
"There are some ties there," one of those people said Tuesday morning, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the Redskins’ candidates or Gruden’s job prospects publicly. "It would make a lot of sense."
Another person said late Monday he would not be surprised to see the Redskins make a push to hire Gruden when he meets with team officials, even with other candidates slated to be interviewed. But Gruden, that person added, has leverage because of the interest he is drawing from other teams with head coaching vacancies and it is not clear if he would be receptive to striking a quick deal even if the Redskins pursue that