How much is Jon Gruden worth after Raiders coach quits over emails?

Joshua Rogers October 12, 2021
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The Las Vegas Raiders head coach has resigned over a series of leaked emails from 2011. The emails reportedly contained misogynistic and homophobic language, leaving his position untenable. So how much is Jon Gruden worth after his resignation?

Jon Gruden resigns as Las Vegas Raiders head coach

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has resigned following the emergence of emails containing misogynistic and homophobic language.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported Gruden used offensive language in a 2011 email.

Gruden was reportedly describing the appearance of DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association.

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In a statement on Monday night, Gruden said: “I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and don’t 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.”

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Jon Gruden’s Raiders salary explored

Gruden has been with the Las Vegas Raiders since 2018.

Before that he was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and later worked as an analyst for ESPN and Monday Night Football.

Gruden became the highest-paid coach in the NFL when he signed with the Raiders in 2018.

His contract was a ten-year deal worth $100 million – $10 million per year.

With three years under his belt already, at the conclusion of the 2021 NFL season he would have had six years and $60 million left on his contract.

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How much is Jon Gruden worth?

Gruden’s resignation will no doubt hurt him financially.

However, the former Raiders coach has still amassed a sizeable net worth.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jon Gruden is worth $30 million.

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