Jay Gruden

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Facts of Jay Gruden

Birth Name
Jay Michael Gruden
Famous Name
Jay Gruden
Married to
Sherry Gruden
Currently Married


Career & Net worth

$5 million
Net Worth
$15 million
Currently Club
Washington Redskins


Married to
Sherry Gruden
Currently Married

Jay Gruden is an American football coach who used to play as a quarterback in the past. He is the current Offensive Coordinator for Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in the Arena Football League and has won four ArenaBowls as a player and later two more as a head coach. His big brother Jon Gruden is the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Regarding his personal life, Gruden is married and blessed with three children together with his wife. As of 2022, his net worth is over $15 million. 

Jay Gruden's Salary and Net Worth

Jay Gruden's current net worth is more than $15 million. With an annual salary of $5 million with his current team Washington Redskins, it is no wonder that he has a huge net worth.

Jay Gruden SOURCE: For The Win - USA Today

His assets like his $2.5 million home located in Creighton Farms have also been considered to estimate his current net worth.

Jay Gruden's Relationship Status

Jay Gruden, 55, is happily married to Sherry Gruden. The couple exchanged wedding vows in 1990. The couple has been married for around a decade now.

Jay's wife, Sherry, is from Louisville, Kentucky. The couple met each other at the University of Louisville, where both studied. Jay was some years older than Sherry.

Jay Gruden and his wife Sherry. SOURCE: Jay Gruden and wife

Jay and Sherry dated for some time during their college day and tied the knot after Jay graduated from the university, and Sherry was in her senior years.

Furthermore, the duo has three sons from their marriage, JJ, Joey, and Jack.

Jay Gruden and his wife and sons SOURCE: YouTube

Their eldest son JJ Gruden lives in Orlando, Florida and is married to Jeanette Gruden. JJ and Jeanette are the parents of a child born in 2014.

Jay Gruden's Bio and Early Life

Jay Michael Gruden was born on March 4, 1967, in Tiffin, Ohio. His father was Jim Gruden, a long-time college and NFL assistant coach. Gruden was raised a Roman Catholic and attended the George D. Chamberlain High School. During his high school year, he played for the Chamberlain Chief's high school football team under the head coach Billy Turner.

He completed high school and enrolled at the University of Louisville for further education. He played football during his college years, finishing his collegiate career with 7,024 passing yards, completing 572 of 1049 passes for 44 touchdowns. His stats still ranks in the top five of Cardinal history.

Jay Gruden's Professional Life

Jay Gruden entered the World League of American Football, where he played for two seasons. Though Gruden never played any official matches, he was on the NFL team Phoenix's practice squads and in Sacramento of CFL. Gruden played as the starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Storm in the Arena Football League and was able to win four ArenaBowl titles with the team. In 1992, he was named the league's MVP.

Gruden began his career as a coach in 1997 as the offensive coordinator for the AFL's Nashville Kats. The following year 1998, he became the head coach of the Orlando Predators. Jay won the 1998 and 2000 ArenaBowl titles with the Predators. In 2002, he made a short return to professional play as a player for the Predators. Gruden returned to his head coach position after the 2003 season following the passing of his replacement Fran Papasedero.

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Gruden started serving as an offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008 under his brother, the head coach Jon Gruden. He was able to earn a Super Bowl ring for the Buccaneer's win in Super Bown XXXVII. After his brother was fired in the 2008 season, he left the team.

During the bankruptcy reorganization of the AFL in 2009, the Predators were on hiatus. During that time, Jay Gruden was selected to be the offensive coordinator for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He was no longer allowed to remain the head coach of the predator due to part of his contract with the team. Gruden became the team's head coach on February 20, 2010, following the head coach Jim Haslett's departure.

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The Cincinnati Bengals hired Gruden as their new offensive coordinator on February 3, 2011. He extended his stay with the team with a three-year extension contract on January 13, 2012.

Jay Gruden succeeded Mike Shanahan as the new head coach of the Washington Redskins, on January 9, 2014. He was given a fully guaranteed, a 5-year contract worth $20 million during his signing. Gruden led the Redskins to their first playoff appearance since 2012 in the 2015 season. Gruden signed a 2-year contract extension with the team on March 4, 2017. Jay has been working with the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2020 as their Offensive Coordinator. 

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