The Washington Redskins fired head coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start because "the team wasn't responding," team president Bruce Allen told Andrea Kremer this week.
“We had to fire Jay,” Allen told Kremer of Thursday Night Football's broadcast on Amazon Prime Video. “The team wasn’t responding.”
According to Allen, inquiries from outside about the job began the day after Gruden was let go and interest has been substantial.
“Let’s just say we’ve heard from every agent,” Allen said. “They found our phone number.”
"They do get a headstart," Rapoport told Grant & Danny. "If they wanted to contact people who have coached with some of their targets, if they wanted to do background work, I mean there's a lot of stuff that team's who are gonna fire their coach do before they fire him, sometimes they get busted and people find out about it and it's very bad. At the very least, the Redskins can do all of that now without being jerks, which is nice. So they can sort of begin the process."