Jon Gruden and the Raiders have been a surprise in 2019.
After navigating through the Antonio Brown debacle and being the stars of HBO's "Hard Knocks," many expected Oakland to simply treat this season as a rebuilding year before packing things up and moving the organization's operations to Las Vegas.
But thanks to uber-talented rookie running back Josh Jacobs and an opportunistic defense, the Raiders are 5-4 and right in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt.
Former Super Bowl champion quarterback Brett Favre has been blown away by the job Gruden has done through just two seasons at the helm of the Silver and Black.
HOF QB @BrettFavre loves what @Raiders HC Jon Gruden is building in Oakland...
"If I had to pick a Coach of the Year right now it would be Jon Gruden."
🔽MUST LISTEN🔽 pic.twitter.com/MoHWGwpAI9— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) November 13, 2019
"If I had to pick a coach of the year right now, it would be Jon Gruden," Favre said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I think he's done a tremendous job."
Favre joined the Packers in 1992 after being traded from the Atlanta Falcons, the same year Gruden was hired to be an offensive assistant on Green Bay's staff.
If the Raiders continue to win games and find themselves in the postseason, he'll be right in the mix for the NFL Coach of the Year.