Jaguars coaching rumors: Jay Gruden interviews on Tuesday

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

In Gruden's second season as offensive coordinator, the 2012 Bengals offense finished No. 12 in the NFL in points scored.

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden will be the latest to interview for the head coaching vacancy in Jacksonville as he is scheduled to meet with the Jaguars on Tuesday, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Gruden, 45, has been the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati for two seasons but has already become a top head coaching candidate. Following the 2011 season, after just one season with the Bengals, he turned down all head coaching interviews and received an extension with the Bengals.

In the 2013 offseason, Gruden has received interest from the Chargers, Eagles and Cardinals, in addition to the Jaguars, and Reedy reports that the Cardinals are still in the mix to have Gruden replace Ken Whisenhunt as head coach.

A prolific passer with the Louisville Cardinals, Gruden wound up playing professional football in NFL Europe and the Arena Football League. He was the 1992 MVP of the AFL and was named the fourth best player in AFL history by the league in 2012.

After retirement from professional football, Gruden doubled as an offensive assistant for his brother with the Buccaneers and the head coach of the AFL's Orlando Predators. He later became the head coach and general manager of the Florida Tuskers before joining the Bengals in 2011.

After finishing 2-14 in 2012, the worst record in franchise history, the Jaguars fired Mike Mularkey from his head coach position after just one season.

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