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Jon Gruden agrees to five more years on 'Monday Night Football'

October 17, 2011 | 10:48 am

Gruden_275Jon Gruden's name seems to come up pretty much every time there is a coaching vacancy in the NFL. But that might not happen again for quite a while.

The former Super Bowl-winning coach has agreed to a contract extention with ESPN that will keep him in the booth as an analyst on "Monday Night Football" through the 2016 NFL season.

According to a statement from the network, the agreement will keep Gruden “out of coaching for the next five years.”

“Our 'Monday Night Football’ crew is special, and to have the opportunity to continue to be a part of this team, working these big-time NFL prime-time games every week on ESPN, I’m fired up,” Gruden said in the statement.

Gruden, 48, was a head coach in the league for 11 years, winning five division crowns and leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title in 2002. He is in his third season on "Monday Night Football."


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Photo: Jon Gruden. Credit: Steven Senne / Associated Press