Current CBS NFL analyst Phil Simms indicated on Showtime’s Inside the NFL that the late Al Davis once made him an offer to become the Oakland Raiders head coach.
Now Simms has never coached on any level, so for Davis to offer a job to become the Raiders head coach is crazy. But it shouldn’t be a surprise.
“He did offer me to become a Raiders coach, and to be their head coach. I got interviewed over the phone for many, many hours,” said Simms.
Simms never indicated when he was offered the job. And it sounds like he never considered taking it.
“Of course I turned it down,” Simms said. “I’m glad I did because how bitter would I be if I got hired and fired a few times?”