WASHINGTON — After being fired by the Washington Redskins following an 0-5 start to the 2019 season, Jay Gruden is headed to coach in Jacksonville, according to a statement put out by the Jaguars on Wednesday.
Jay Gruden, 52, will reportedly join the Jaguars as its offensive coordinator.
Gruden was the head coach for the Redskins for six seasons from 2014 to 2019. Before his tenure in Washington, Gruden served as the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011-13.
Gruden was replaced by Bill Callahan after the team's home loss to the New England Patriots in early October. The Redskins finished the season 3-13.
During his time with the Redskins, Gruden went 35-49, finishing first in the NFC East once and making the playoffs also once.
The Jacksonville Jaguars fired its former offensive coordinator John DeFilippo after one season with the team. Gruden will be the franchise's third offensive coordinator in as many seasons. The Jags' also fired Nathaniel Hackett in 2018.
Gruden will have to help bring cohesiveness to an offense that has struggled to find consistency and a quarterback.
Both Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew played the position on and off, seeing limited success on the field.
Jacksonville and Washington are not scheduled to play each other during the 2020 NFL season, and last played in 2018.