According to reports, the New Orleans Saints are interested in adding Jon Gruden to their coaching staff, despite his recent resignation due to racist, sexist, and homophobic emails surfacing.
Gruden reportedly visited Saints officials during Week 17, attended a team meeting, and dined with staff members, including EVP and GM Mickey Loomis.
If Gruden does not secure a head coaching position, there is mutual interest in him joining the Saints‘ team, according to NOLA.com citing a source.
When asked about potential changes to the Saints‘ offensive coaching staff, Dennis Allen stated that he would not go into details regarding who might return next season.
Head coach Dennis Allen did not address specific details during his end-of-season press conference, other than stating that they would explore all options during their 2023 season assessment meeting.
„I’m not going to go into specifics on the changes,“ Allen told reporters during his end-of-season press conference. „But there are things that need to be different.“
„We’re always thinking of new ideas,“ Allen said. „I think there are some things we’ve done offensively that have been proven in our league, and I think we want to keep some of those things. And yet, I think we may need to think about how we can do things differently.“
Gruden has not coached since his resignation in October 2021. He is currently suing the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell, claiming that the leaks damaged his reputation and ruined his career.
At the time, he was the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. His quarterback was Derek Carr, who now plays in the Big Easy. Under Chucky, Carr threw for over 4,000 yards each season and also achieved his highest passer rating in 2019 and 2020.
Gruden won a Super Bowl as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had previously coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001.