SAN FRANCISCO (LALATE)Â -Â Jon Gruden is a front runner for both the Browns and 49ers head coach position, says reports. Jon Gruden is on the short list of possible candidates for the Browns and 49ers says reports Friday, but will he consider the possible positions?
For the Browns, reports put former Carolina Panthers coach John Fox and Gruden as the top two candidates. For the 49ers, it’s Gruden with Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh.
Adam Schefter earlier this week said the likely candidate for San Francisco is Jim Harbaugh, not even mentioning fellow ESPN talent Gruden in the report. But on Friday, John Clayton reported that Gruden and Fox are clear possible candidates for a potential Browns position.
Gruden at age 47 has a 95-81 record with two teams, becoming the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl while at Tampa. But his first NFL job was given to him by the Browns’ current President in 1990, reports the Cleveland Leader.
Just thirty days ago, Gruden turned down the UM reported offer that would have paid him a possible $3 million annually. Gruden at the time said he was committed to staying with his broadcast TV job. But Florida news reports said Gruden was interested in a top NFL job, if offered.