I take a lot every year from coaches, some others.
The Oakland Raiders have chosen not to retain head coach Jack Del Rio following the 2017 year, Del Rio himself announced following the team's 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The team gave Del Rio a four-year contract extension throughout 2020 in the offseason.
"I spoke to Mark Davis after the game and Mark let me know that he's not going to be bringing me back", Del Rio said at the podium.
In three years in Oakland, Del Rio was 25-23. Stories about Gruden, who hasn't coached in a decade, returning to the sideline have become an annual tradition, but perhaps this time there's actually some traction to them. That means they finish with a 6-10 record in a season with championship expectations.
Del Rio did what he could to try and turn things around, firing defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on November 21, after the team's 33-8 loss to the New England Patriots. The Raiders got next to nothing out of their first- and second-round draft picks as cornerback Gareon Conley and safety Obi Melifonwu played a combined seven games and both ended the season on injured reserve.
"It was an honor for me to coach this team.this is a results based business", Del Rio told the media.