Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray says Jon Gruden would be a “good option” to be the new head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers.
The Tennessee Volunteers are now officially searching for a brand new head coach. Shortly after firing Butch Jones for a rough last year and an overall inability to catapult Tennessee back among the SEC’s elite, the Vols are hoping to find their next great leader to do what Jones could not do.
Former Tennessee quarterback and current Kansas City Chiefs back-up Tyler Bray believes that NFL analyst and former head coach Jon Gruden would be a “good option” for the team.
Gruden is also a good friend of Andy Reid, the Chiefs head coach, which would give another indirect connection to the Chiefs if Gruden were going to go for the job. Then again, who knows if Gruden is even interested? So far he denies any interest in the job, per some reports, and Gruden has been turning down either direct job offers or rumors of such for a long time now. Gruden remains a hot name every offseason for at least one team, but it begs the question of how much is really left?
Gruden coached 11 years as a head coach in the NFL and comes with a Super Bowl ring, but he also hasn’t coached since 2008. How much has the game changed in the last decade? Can a coach really return to the sidelines after 10 years away?
Those are real questions for both sides to consider if Gruden is going to really enter the discussion as a real candidate.