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Report Suggests Jay Gruden Wasn't Even Upset About Being Fired By the Redskins

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins looks on against the New England Patriots during the first half at FedExField on October 6, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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The Washington Redskins made news from the start of the week, as they fired head coach Jay Gruden after their 0-5 start to the season. Perhaps the biggest takeaway of the firing is that Redskins owner Dan Snyder and team president Bruce Allen called Gruden in for a meeting at 5:00 a.m. ET on Monday to fire him.

While many will view it as a mean gesture by the Redskins organization, Gruden apparently doesn't see it that way.

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report suggests Gruden wasn't even upset about being fired by the Redskins. Why would he feel that way? Miller suggests there's a belief among people close to Gruden that he wanted to get out of Washington "before it completely burned to the ground."

Even after getting fired, Gruden is set to be paid the remaining money owed to him on his contract, which expires at the conclusion of the 2020 season. Not to mention he is expected to have further job opportunities in the NFL.

The Redskins organization has been dysfunctional under the ownership of Snyder. Despite the personnel decisions made and the lax team culture, Snyder and Allen determined that Gruden was the cause of the team's shortcomings, and placed their firm belief in interim head coach Bill Callahan.

If this report is anything to go by, Jay Gruden will be just fine.