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The Cincinnati coordinator is again in high demand for vacant head-coaching positions.
Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is drawing interest from Arizona and Philadelphia for their vacant head coaching positions, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports:
Gruden has one of the more interesting resumes of the popular potential coaching candidates this season. He spent most of his career in the Arena Football League, first as a quarterback and then as head coach. Gruden won two Arena Bowl championships in nine seasons as coach of the Orlando Predators. He was concurrently working as an offensive assistant for his brother, Jon Gruden, for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2009, following his brother's termination in Tampa, Gruden became offensive coordinator for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. The following season, he acted as head coach and general manager.
In 2011, Gruden was named offensive coordinator in Cincinnati. The Bengals made a surprising playoff run due in large part to Gruden's offense, and he received interview offers from Jacksonville, St. Louis, and Indianapolis before signing an extension to stay with Cincinnati. The 2012 Bengals again made the playoffs, and Gruden is apparently again in contention for a number of head coach openings.
Gruden has two years remaining on his contract with the Bengals, should he choose to stay in Cincinnati.