Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned from his position Monday night following articles in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times that detailed his use of racist, homophobic and misogynistic terms in emails dating back to 2010.
Gruden was in his fourth season of a 10-year contract. His resignation came three days after a report from the WSJ explained Gruden’s use of racially insensitive language regarding NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith.
“I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Gruden said in a statement. “I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”
The story picked up steam on Monday night when the NYT released an article that detailed Gruden’s use of homophobic and misogynistic words in other emails. The 58-year-old informed Raiders owner Mark Davis of his decision Monday night, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Las Vegas has named special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia the interim head coach. Gruden brought Bisaccia on as the special teams coordinator and assistant coach in 2018. He does not have any experience as a head coach—his debut will come at Denver on Sunday, where the Raiders are 3.5-point underdogs.
Offshore sportsbooks Bovada and BetOnline released odds Tuesday regarding the Raiders next full-time head coach. Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is the favorite at both shops, with Bovada listing him at +200 and BetOnline pricing him at +600. Bieniemy has interviewed for several gigs over the last few years, but he has remained with the Chiefs.
BetOnline has Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll priced at +650 to land the Raiders job. He comes from the Bill Belichick coaching tree and has turned the Bills into one of the league’s top offensive attacks.
There are several other names inside of 10/1, including Panthers OC Joe Brady (+750) and Cowboys OC Kellen Moore (+750). Bisaccia is 10/1 to parlay his interim job into a full-time position. Ole Miss head coach and former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin is a 100/1 long shot.
BetOnline also released odds for Gruden’s next job. The offshore book expects him to host his own podcast, listing it as the -150 favorite. He is +300 to work for Fox News and is +500 to be either a NCAA or NFL TV analyst.
Some long-shot options include being on a college football coaching staff (12/1) or an NFL staff (25/1). He is also 12/1 to become a high school head coach.