To the surprise of no one, the Redskins early Monday morning cut ties with head coach Jay Gruden, calling him in at 5AM to tell him he was being fired.
The firing comes a day after the team fell to 0-5 on the season after a 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots.
Team owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen met with Gruden to deliver the news at Redskins Park.
“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,” the team said in a statement. “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.”
Redskins assistant head coach/offensive line coach Bill Callahan will be the interim head coach, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Gruden had one more year remaining on his contract after this season because of a two-year extension he signed during the 2016 offseason. He is owed $5 million for 2020.