According to sources, there is a growing sense that Jon Gruden will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason.

Gruden responded to rumors of his impending return to Tampa Bay three weeks ago.

“I’ve got a job I’m trying to hang onto. I love football, I love what I’m doing and I can’t control all the reports,” said Gruden.

Gruden was fired by the Buccaneers in 2009 after seven seasons with the team.

Gruden joined ESPN for Monday Night Football in 2009.