Reports on Monday morning had four teams requesting interviews for Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, starting with the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and the Detroit Lions.
Gruden confirmed to reporters that he had interview requests with the Redskins, Vikings and Titans, but hasn't heard from the Lions.
According to Gruden, he will interview in Minnesota, Washington and Tennessee.
Gruden says Minn Wash Tenn ask for interviews and he'll go— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) January 6, 2014
Gruden says he anticipates he will interview with all three teams.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) January 6, 2014
If Gruden leaves for one of those vacancies, the obvious in-house candidate starts with Hue Jackson, who has been an offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, and Oakland Raiders.
In Washington ('03) and Atlanta ('07), Jackson's offenses ranked No. 23 (his Falcons offense had a scoring offense that ranked 29th). However, Oakland's offense ('10) ranked tenth and ninth (as a head coach in '11).