The Washington Redskins have fired Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start to the season as first reported by ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
Source: Washington has fired head coach Jay Gruden.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 7, 2019
In his six years as the man in charge, Gruden posted a 35-49-1 record with the Redskins. His tenure started with a decision between starting Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins at quarterback and ended with rumors that Gruden never wanted the Redskins to draft Dwayne Haskins.
It was an up and down run for Gruden in Washington, as they were in first place last season at the end of October. Alex Smith’s gruesome injury started the downturn for the team and they have been unable to win consistently since.
There were rumors about Gruden’s job to start the season, but the loss to the Patriots and the 0-5 start seemed to be the final straw.
Bill Callahan will take over as interim coach. He previously was the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for the team.