4 reasons why the Las Vegas Raiders head coach is an attractive job
Young talent across the board
When Jon Gruden took the job in 2018, he noted that the cupboard of talent seemed bare. His plan to restock the team was to trade away Khalil Mack rather than give him a big contract and use those picks and salary cap space to build up the talent level. Unfortunately, the big-money free agents Gruden brought in failed miserably including Trent Brown and Lamarcus Joyner and his home run swing of trading for Antonio Brown was an epic disaster.
It was not all bad however as he and Mike Mayock have made some good to great moves by drafting the likes of Maxx Crosby, Hunter Renfrow, Henry Ruggs, and Josh Jacobs among others who all look like impact players in the NFL. Ruggs has the most star potential but the others, including Johnathan Abram, Trayvon Mullen, and Bryan Edwards can be long-term contributors as well.
The savviest move was finding superstar tight end, Darren Waller, off the scrap heap and developing him into one of the best players in the league.
Whoever the new coach is will not be coming into a situation where the Raiders were rolling out practice squad players like Marcell Ateman or past their prime veterans like Doug Martin and asking them to be big contributors. There is plenty of young and established talent across all 3 units of the team and they are just waiting for the right coach to unlock their true potential.