There are no more questions surrounding whether or not Jay Gruden will return as coach of the Redskins.
Gruden, who just finished his fifth season in Washington, was informed he will be back as coach for the 2019 season, according to an NBC Sports Washington report, which cited an unidentified league source.
Jay Gruden has officially been told he’s back as Redskins coach for 2019, per source. This has been expectation among many for weeks.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) January 4, 2019
The news comes within the same week Gruden said, “I really don’t know why I’m up here.”
Gruden’s Redskins battled a number of injuries at the quarterback position this season, and many other spots as well. He ended up bringing journeyman Josh Johnson in as quarterback in December after losing starting quarterback Alex Smith and backup Colt McCoy to leg injuries and Washington would go on to finish the year 7-9 after starting 5-2.
It is the second straight season the team has finished with that record, and it’s the third consecutive year the Redskins have missed the playoffs.
Gruden, 51, has a 35-44-1 record in Washington.