Jon Gruden is an American football coach and television broadcaster who has a net worth of $30 million. He is well known for his role in leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a great victory when they won the Super Bowl Championship in 2003.
He is also an NFL analyst. He served as the head coach of Tampa Bay during the later 1990s. later he was an ESPN commentator and returned to coach the Raiders. In October 2021, he had to step down from the position of head coach at Raiders due to a racist email controversy.
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Jon Gruden was born on August 17, 1963, in Ohio, USA. His full name is Joe David Gruden. His father worked as a professional football coach. His family is of Slovene descent. His parents are Jay and Kathy Gruden. He also has a sibling named Jay Gruden.
He completed his high school at Clay High School in Indiana. After that, he joined Muskingum College in Ohio to get his bachelor’s. One year at Muskingum College he shifted to the University of Dayton and from there he graduated with a bachelor’s in communications.
After graduating from the University of Dayton, Gruden was given a job at the University of Tennessee as a graduate assistant coach for one year. After that, he worked as the quarterback coach for two years at Southeast Missouri State.
Then he was hired by Walt Harris for whom Gruden earlier worked as the graduate assistant, to be the offensive assistant at the University of the Pacific. By March 1991, he became the coach for the wide receivers at the University of Pittsburg.
At the age of 28, he was invited to be the special offensive assistant to the Green Bay Packers. One of his former bosses hired him for this position. He worked with the Packers for three years and then moved to Philadelphia Eagles.
He was then chosen to be the head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 1998. Under Gruden’s training Raiders qualified for the playoffs in the three years at the AFC West. The 2000 season became the most successful season of the decade.
It was for the Raiders. Later Gruden was placed the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002. In Super Bowl XXXVII, Gruden made sure that the Buccaneers defeated his former team Raiders.
At the age of 39, he became the youngest coach to win the Super Bowl. After nine years Raiders announced Gruden’s return as their head coach. He also served as the analyst by ESPN for the NFL draft coverage.
In October 2021, Gruden made the headlines after a few emails that he had sent to the then-Washington Football Team manager Bruce Allen. In the email, he used terms such as ‘faggot’ aimed at the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
He called Goodell a ‘clueless anti-football pussy’. He went on to take a dig at Michael Sam who is the openly gay player drafted by the NFL. He even called American President Joe Biden a ‘nervous clueless pussy’.
Shortly after the emails were leaked by New York Times Gruden announced his resignation on October 17, 2021. He was also eliminated from the Buccaneers Ring of Honor following the email controversy.
Joe Gruden mainly earns throughout his career as a professional coach for various football teams like the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Further, as an ESPN commentator, he made about $6.5 million every year.
Gruden was said to be one of the highest-paid personalities on ESPN. His $100 million contract with the Raiders for 10 years has been terminated after his resignation and it has been reported that he will not be receiving the $60 million of the $100 million contract.
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“I got a lot of the greatest values in life from playing sports, from playing football – teamwork, sportsmanship, my work ethic, resiliency, dedication – I got it all by being on a team.”– Jon Gruden
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Jon Gruden worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee where he met his wife Cindy Gruden who was a student at the university at that time. She is a philanthropist, instructor, and cheerleader.
The couple got married in 1991. They have three sons (Deuce Gruden, Jayson Gruden & Michael Gruden) from the wedding. One of their sons Deuce Gruden happens to be the conditioning assistant for the raiders. While working for the Raiders he was given the nickname “Chucky”.
Gruden is said to have an eye-popping net worth of about $30 million. When he served as the head coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he signed a contract where his salary was reported to be $4 million per year. He returned to the Raiders team in 2018, he signed a contract for $100 million.
That when divided would be a salary of $10 million each year. Post the controversy that surrounded him after a few emails sent by him got leaked to the media, he resigned. Further, he was gifted with a racy Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 by the Ford Nevada dealers.
As of 2024, Jon Gruden’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. Most of his income comes from his love and passion for football where he led the Raiders and Buccaneers in their landmark victories. He worked as a news analyst and broadcaster at ESPN, earning $1 million per year.
He has been in the highlights lately after a few emails of his got leaked by a popular news agency. There were a lot of protests regarding the email since it was classified as racist and misogynistic. When the news blew out of proportion, he resigned in Oct 2021.