Rich Gannon will not follow the recently traveled path of Jon Gruden, which is out of the broadcast booth and back to the Oakland Raiders.
Gannon, who played under Gruden from 1999-2001, told 95.7 The Game that he spoke with the team's new head coach on Wednesday and declined an opportunity to be the Raiders' quarterbacks coach.
The Raiders reportedly did add two assistants, however.
Jemal Singleton, who spent the past two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, has agreed to become the Raiders running backs coach, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Alabama defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley has been hired to work with the Raiders secondary, multiple media outlets reported.
The focus had been on Gannon, though.
The 52-year-old Gannon initially said he would consider the role and even attended Gruden's introductory news conference on Tuesday.
"I really came to my senses probably on the flight up there (Tuesday) to go to the press conference and just realized that to work alongside Jon Gruden it takes a special person," Gannon said. "It takes a person with great energy, passion and commitment and, more importantly, time. I didn't think it would be fair to myself, my family or even to Jon not to be all in in with him."
Gannon, who is currently a CBS analyst, said that he still plans to be involved with the Raiders "in some smaller capacity," perhaps by mentoring fellow quarterback Derek Carr.
"It's not like Derek is a guy that needs some special treatment," said Gannon, who was the NFL MVP in 2002.
"He's a tough guy, he's worked hard. He's developed into a really good player in this league. If you really lift up the hood and study him, he's a really good player."
Singleton's focus would be Marshawn Lynch if the latter chooses to return for the 2018 season. Perhaps Singleton can do for Lynch what he did for the Frank Gore. The 34-year-old Gore rushed for 961 yards in 2017 after running for 1,025 yards in 2016. Lynch, 31, ran for 891 yards this past season.
Ansley took a circuitous route to Oakland. On Monday reports surfaced that the Alabama assistant coach had accepted a job as Colorado State's defensive coordinator. Then he was a member of the Crimson Tide staff that won the national championship Monday night.
On Wednesday, several news organizations reported Ansley will work for the Raiders although his role with the Oakland secondary has yet to be specified.
When talking about American independent cinema, there is before Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape and after. Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in 1989, Soderbergh's debut feature, shot for just over $1.25 million when he was 26 years old ...