And as you would expect of a head coach not in the loop on major free agent moves, Gruden is reportedly irritated.
"I'm telling you they'll all deny it. And I'm just telling you up front because it's the kind of information that's not a good look for them," EB continued. "I'm telling you this is true. I know this to be true. That Jay's super frustrated, the quote I heard was, 'He wants to jump off a bridge.'"
"Because he's not being consulted, they have a ton of needs, and it's just Bruce out there doing whatever he wants."
If true, this lack of communciation between Gruden and the front office could be seen as evidence Gruden's departure after the 2019 season is inevitable.
"It's indicative, this is what happens when a coach is on their way out. They kind of get iced out of decisions," said EB. "The organization is kind of planning without them. And barring a miracle, I think we all know this, it doesn't take any insight, I think Jay will be gone at the end of this year."