In NFL Week 6 news the Washington Redskins have fired Jay Gruden. A day after losing to the New England Patriots to drop to 0-5 for the season. The Washington Redskins announced that they have parted ways with head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden, who was in his sixth season, had a 35-49-1 record with the Redskins.
“Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations. We all share in that responsibility,” the team said in a statement. “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.”
Assistant head coach/offensive line coach Bill Callahan has been named the interim coach for the Redskins. However, this looks only temporary.
Gruden, who entered the season on the hot seat, had one more year remaining on his contract after this season. For the reason of a two-year extension he signed during the 2016 offseason. Despite his record, he lasted longer than any other head coach under the Dan Snyder regime.
NFL Week 6 News: Jay Gruden No Longer Coaching
Now that the team has decided to move in another direction, there are a few notable names expected to pop up when the Redskins begin their search for Gruden’s replacement. The list of potential candidates is expected to include Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Also, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Along with Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Even though the team wasn’t expected to make the playoffs in what was expected to be a tough NFC East. Snyder expected the team to be more competitive than they have been after bringing in Case Keenum in the offseason. Does Keenum have what it takes to be a starter?
Keenum, who missed the last game, has struggled so far and hasn’t been able to lead the team to a win. Colt McCoy, who got the start against the New England Patriots, struggled in his lone start, which increases the possibility that the team turns to rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins for the remainder of the season. Where does Jay Gruden go from here? More importantly, where do the Redskins go?