Entering the home stretch of the regular season on a four-game losing streak, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden appeared remarkably calm about his job security Friday.
Washington seemed to be in control of the NFC East before stumbling through the winter; the team now finds itself two games behind the division-leading Dallas Cowboys with three games to go.
"It doesn't weigh on me at all," Gruden told ESPN's John Keim. "My key works; I come in and work. ... I understand it. You're fine, you're fine, you're fine and then you're not fine. I'll wait to get final word when the season is over."
Gruden signed a two-year extension with the Redskins in March 2017.
The veteran head coach noted his fate is beyond his control and rests in the hands of Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
"It's not my job to judge (my performance)," said Gruden. "It's my job to coach the guys I've got. There's only one judge and he's the one that has all the money. He's the one that writes the checks. It's up to him."
"He has always been supportive," Gruden added. "Never been negative. He gets very upset after losses, as we all do. But he's been very supportive and has tried to do everything he can to help."
Washington is in danger of missing the playoffs for a third consecutive season so it's possible Snyder and Gruden will need to revisit the latter's status when the 2018 campaign is over.