According to Mark Maske of The Washington Post, the Redskins and Jay Gruden are making progress towards getting a contract done.
The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden have made progress toward a possible agreement for him to become the Redskins’ head coach, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Masked also reported this morning that there’s a chance a deal could be completed soon.
From our story, two sources say an agreement between Jay Gruden and the Redskins is possible soon. One cautions nothing is definite yet.
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 9, 2014
Even thought they’re making progress, nothing is certain at this point.
The deliberations were at a sensitive stage and it was possible the deal still could unravel, according to one of those people, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. That person called it “possible [but] not definite” that Gruden would be hired by the Redskins. The other person said an agreement was within reach but not fully completed.
Update: The deal is done, Gruden will be the Redskins next head coach.