Instead, he kept his office the way it was and made a phone call to Colts general manager Chris Ballard with bad news.
McDaniels backed out of the Colts head coaching job at the last minute Tuesday and it was Bill Belichick who convinced him to do it.
Rosen paid homage to both on Instagram by posting a photo of himself wearing an Eagles jacket and cap at age 14. The caption read that Rosen’s grandma “said she would die if the Eagles ever got back to the Super Bowl and got revenge” for losing to New England in Super Bowl 39.
“I just gave her a call, relieved to hear her voice,” Rosen wrote earlier this week.
Rosen’s fondness for the Eagles didn’t end there.
While attending Super Bowl 52 pregame festivities in Minneapolis, Rosen had the chance to meet Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.
“Honestly, it’s the beginning of 2018. And they’re talking about that in 2020,” Tebow added. “I’ve got a lot of life in front of me before that even happens. So I’m not even going to worry about it.”
Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 while at Florida, where he led the Gators to a pair of BCS national championships. He was a first-round pick of the Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft, but was out of the league less than five years later after failed tryouts with the Patriots and Eagles.
He has been working as a college football analyst for ESPN and spent last year playing baseball in the Mets organization.
The Raiders ranked 25th in rush offense and 29th in turnover margin while ranking among the 10 worst defenses in getting off the field on third down last season. Oakland still had a top-10 statistical defense, however, and Gruden is a fresh set of eyes on an offense that ranked in the top 10 in scoring in 2016. With a strong draft and a few key moves, the Raiders can compete again.