Jon Gruden resigns: 5 Replacements Raiders can hire in 2022

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2. Eric Bieniemy

Current Role: Chiefs Offensive Coordinator

Just to get this out of the way, you do have to wonder how the machinations of the interview and hiring process would go with Eric Bieniemy being on Andy Reid’s staff in Kansas City, arguably the biggest rival of Las Vegas.

Having said that, it’s impossible not to put Bieniemy on this list. Most people around the NFL who have watched the past two coaching cycles churn out new hires have wondered how the Chiefs OC wasn’t one of the ones getting a promotion to being a head coach.

Yes, Bieniemy does work with Andy Reid but all indications are that he is a fantastic offensive mind in his own right who could really benefit any franchise that would hire him. If they can somehow lure him away from a division rival.

1. Kellen Moore

Current Role: Cowboys Offensive Coordinator

Especially with the way things are going right now, I wouldn’t be surprised if Kellen Moore is the hottest head coach candidate for the 2022 season. In Dallas, he has helped to revolutionize the offense by helping make Dak Prescott into a bonafide superstar and consistently earning praise for his approach and play design. He’s not necessarily a cutting-edge innovator but his ability to keep things simple yet nuanced has been incredible.

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Moore could be a terrific option for the Raiders to eventually replace Jon Gruden with in the 2022 season. He’s young and could be a fresh face in Sin City but also has a new-age mind combined with an old-school demeanor and approach. That could play well with the front office, in the city and with the fans, so it’s hard to think he wouldn’t be at the top of the Raiders’ list.