Jon Gruden says he has no interest in coaching in the NFL next season

Pay attention, Cleveland. And Detroit. And Minnesota. And Washington. And Tampa Bay. You don't need to bother calling Jon Gruden to fill your head coaching vacancy.

"I don't want to be considered for any of these jobs," Gruden told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Monday. "I don't want to be considered for anything. There are plenty of good candidates out there. I'm just sick for the guys who can no longer coach their teams. ... I'm hoping to do the best I can to hang on to my job."

Gruden, who won the 2003 Super Bowl while coaching Tampa Bay, has not coached in the NFL since 2008. Every year his name comes up as a candidate for a coaching job, every year he says he is happy where he is. Maybe it's time everyone starts believing him.

Gruden has been the analyst for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" since 2009.


NFL Black Monday roundup

NFL playoff matchups and times set

Officiating error proves pivotal in Chiefs-Chargers game

Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World