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In many ways, Jon Gruden is the ideal candidate for the Eagles. He is (just) under 50, has a Super Bowl ring to his credit and has been highly sought after since splitting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in '08.
Gruden was an offensive coordinator for the Eagles in the mid-90s, so he knows the franchise and the area. He is considered a smart coach that is well respected by the media, fans, coaches and players.
Plus, with Gruden back on the sidelines, no one would be subjected to hearing him on Monday Night Football anymore.
Hiring Gruden may turn off some people who are hoping for a clean separation from everything Andy Reid-related. Gruden has strong ties to Reid and has undoubtedly been influenced by him throughout the years.
Gruden has also been away from coaching since 2008.