Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden is being mentioned as a potential head coach for the Cleveland Browns.
One of the rumors making the rounds in connection with Mike Holmgren’s possible return to Seattle was that Holmgren would then try to lure Jon Gruden, a former Holmgren assistant in Green Bay, out of the broadcast booth.
But Gruden has made it clear that he won’t coach next year, and since football coaches always tell the truth we’ll take Gruden at his word.
But he’s the latest theory that is snaking through the NFL rumor mill. If Holmgren decides to keep coach Eric Mangini in place for a year, Holmgren then can pursue Gruden after the 2010 season.