The New England Patriots essentially got Jay Gruden fired, and it appears a former Patriot is a candidate to take his old job.

Redskins offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell is a name to watch to replace Gruden as head coach in Washington, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday.

Washington parted ways with Gruden on Monday morning after a 33-7 loss to the Patriots on Sunday dropped the team to 0-5.

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If the Redskins want an internal candidate, O’Connell apparently is a strong choice:

According to the MMQB’s Albert Breer, the ex-quarterback is drawing comparisons to coaching wunderkind Sean McVay, who held O’Connell’s old job in Washington before becoming the Los Angeles Rams’ head coach at age 30.

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