But Gruden has signed a three-year extension worth $3.6 million, a league source has confirmed to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
"I'm new to this. If I'd been in the league 25 years, I would have interviewed," Gruden said. "I just got here. I want to focus on the job at hand. There's no guarantee you're going to get the job. I just wanted to put it to bed and move on with what we've got going here. I was sick of reading tweets I knew nothing about."