Well, it looks like Jay Gruden’s tenure in Washington is coming to an end. That’s according to Stephen A. Smith.
On Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith shared that he’s been told Gruden will likely be fired next week if the Redskins lose on Sunday to the New England Patriots.
“I’m gonna tell you both what I’ve been hearing: Jay Gruden is going to get fired next week,” Smith said. “Is it definitive? One cannot say that because (Redskins owner) Daniel Snyder doesn’t have a history of letting a coach go in-season. … Daniel Snyder knows what everybody else knows: Jay Gruden has quit on the Washington Redskins. Everybody in the building knows it. They expect him to be fired. He expects to be fired. And it is a foregone conclusion as to whether or not that’s gonna happen — he is gone. The question is going to be: when?
“I was told (Monday night) that because the Patriots are up next, you don’t want a replacement — some interim dude — coming in and taking over the team, and then they’ve gotta go up against the Patriots. You play the Patriots, after you play the Patriots, then I think it’s Miami that’s up next, and that might be a better situation for you as a new head coach. But Jay Gruden knows he’s gone. Everybody knows he’s gone. It’s just a matter of time, when Daniel Snyder will pull the trigger. But (Monday night) was the first time I had heard this could very well happen next Monday, after a predicted loss at the hands of the New England Patriots.”
Since his hiring in 2014, the Redskins have qualified for the postseason just once and things aren’t looking too good in 2019 as the team is currently 0-4 and getting set to possibly be 0-5 when they face off against the Patriots.
Gruden has compiled a 35-48-1 record with the franchise.