Yesterday, after the team dropped to 0-5 to start the season, Jay Gruden said that if his keys still worked at the facility this morning he’d be back to work.
Well, his keys won’t be working, as the team announced early this morning that they’ve decided to relieve him of his duties leading the franchise. Gruden was informed of the decision early this morning.
The team shared the following in a statement.
Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility. Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond.
Ian Rapoport shares that former Nebraska and Raiders head coach Bill Callahan, who has been the Redskins offensive line coach, will take over as interim head coach.
The move marks the first NFL head coaching change of the season, joining Rutgers as the only other open job between the FBS and NFL level. Keep track of all head coaching movement here.
Gruden took over the Redskins in 2014, and carried a 35-48-1 overall record with the team during that stretch. The past two seasons, Gruden had finished 7-9 overall with his best season coming in 2015 when they went 9-7 and finished first in the NFC East. That 2015 season was his only playoff appearance.
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2019