Gruden reaches new deal with ESPN

Jon Gruden (center) has signed a contract extension with ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Analyst Jon Gruden will have several more seasons to get his points across to ESPN’s Monday Night Football viewers.

The former NFL head coach has reached an exclusive agreement with ESPN that will keep him with MNF and out of coaching for the next five years, it was announced Monday.

The new contract begins in September 2012.

Gruden, who won a Super Bowl title with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been with ESPN since May 2009. He was an NFL head coach 11 seasons, splitting time with the Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and Buccaneers (2002-08).

He has earned two Sports Emmy Award nominations in the Best Analyst category as part of the MNF team of play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski.

Gruden’s on-camera mentorship of top draft prospects in the SportsCenter Special: QB Camp series have been a popular part of ESPN’s annual pre-NFL Draft coverage.

In April, he and feature producer Drew Gallagher gave Front Row a behind-the-scenes look at the QB Camp concept.

Tonight, Gruden and the MNF crew are in MetLife Stadium for the Miami Dolphins at New York Jets clash (ESPN, 8:30 ET).

To follow the 2011 ESPN’s Monday Night Football season, embed this handy Google calendar.

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