After starting the season 0-5, the Washington Redskins have fired Jay Gruden as their head coach after spending six years in DC with a 35-49-1 record. The team released a statement early Monday morning following their loss to the New England Patriots that Owner Daniel Snyder and President Bruce Allen had informed him that he was being let go.
The team has issued the following statement: Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility. Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond.
According to ESPN's Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Skins have pointed Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan as their interim head coach.