Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is the favorite to land the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching job, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
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Jay, brother of famed ex-head coach and current ESPN analyst John Gruden, helped put together the offense that put the Cincinnati Bengals back in the playoffs after a 4-12 2010 season. Armed with a rookie quarterback, the Bengals finished 9-7 in one of the league’s most difficult divisions. Cincinnati scored 344 points on the year, which was sixth best in the AFC. Prior to his work with the Bengals, Gruden was both a head coach for various teams in the Arena Football League and an offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a player, Gruden won four ArenaBowl titles and was named the Arena League MVP in 1992.