News! Actual news, about actual people, doing actual things!
And it’s good news.
According to ESPN’s John Keim, Jay Gruden will be the first coach extended by Redskins owner Dan Snyder. The new deal extends the coach by two seasons.
If this is true—and if John is saying it, it has to be—our spring just got good. I haven’t been alone in calling for the team to extend Jay Gruden. It makes a ton of sense at this exact moment of the rebuild. This roster can absolutely take a huge step forward with the resources at Washington’s disposal, but achieving stability at the head coaching spot can’t be overstated.
The team will no doubt get right to work trying to find the right combination to Kirk Cousins’ long-term deal chastity belt. Whether the team and quarterback agree to anything is anyone’s guess, but this story is getting better. Instead of the main characters engaged in Tyler Durdenesque self-destruction activities, we are meandering over into rom-com territory. Happy endings all of a sudden seem possible again.
Actual stuff is happening y’all—this is a big deal. A good deal.
This would be a great opportunity to tip your hat to Dan Snyder, if you felt like recognizing that the owner of the team you love just did something smart owners do...something he has never done before. It’s a big deal. A good deal.