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Well, Jon Gruden hates Tom Cruise movies.

The Oakland Raiders coach was asked about his reported $100 million deal with the team — and while trying to explain his high salary … he randomly took a shot at Tom Cruise.

Here’s the quote from his interview with Peter King …

“I’m not making $100 million, just so you know. Well, I never thought Tom Cruise, never thought his movies were any good but he’s making plenty of money.”

Weird and random Tom Cruise shot — but alas, there’s more.

“There’s a lot of things that I don’t understand. No disrespect to Tom Cruise. I’m sure he’s a great actor. But you know what? You just go about your life as hard as you can. You try to find something you love and you do the best you can at it.”

No word on why Jon dragged Tom Cruise into the conversation — maybe he finally got around to seeing “Rock of Ages” or “The Mummy” … both trash.

But what Gruden’s clearly forgetting in his weird Tom Cruise rant is “Top Gun” and “Jerry Maguire” and “Jack Reacher” (the first one) was actually pretty solid.

And several people in this office are adamant the new ‘Mission Impossible’ movie was “f**king awesome” and they’re actually mad at Gruden for throwing shade.

By the way, Jon Gruden had a cameo in “DRAFT DAY” — THE WORST FOOTBALL MOVIE EVER MADE!!!

Careful throwing those stones, Gruden. By TMZ Sports

PHOTO: raiderswire.usatoday.com

Many people scoffed at the notion that an NFL team would give a coach who had been out of the profession for a decade a ten-year contract worth $100 million, but that’s exactly what the Raiders did in order to convince Jon Gruden to leave the commentary booth.

Reportedly.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the team gave Gruden a nine-figure deal which would span over a decade…

The report was never refuted. Not by the team. Not by Gruden. Until now.

Peter King interviewed Gruden for his weekly column, and the new/old Raiders coach had a bizarre way of telling us he’s not making as much money as we believe.

Via NBC Sports:

 “I’m not making $100 million, just so you know. Well, I never thought Tom Cruise, never thought his movies were any good but he’s making plenty of money. There’s a lot of things that I don’t understand. No disrespect to Tom Cruise. I’m sure he’s a great actor. But you know what? You just go about your life as hard as you can. You try to find something you love and you do the best you can at it. I never got into coaching for the money. I got into coaching because I wanted to be a quarterback coach. What the salary cap has become, what free agency has become—it’s amazing.”

Here’s the problem: The number came from somewhere. Schefter, one of the more well-connected reporters in sports media, didn’t just make it up. He either got it from the team or Gruden’s representation. Likely the latter. And when Gruden was asked about the report during his introductory press conference, he did not deny that $100 million figure but did seem to confirm the length of the deal…

Really, it’s the length of the deal that should concern Raiders fans. NFL coaching contracts are fully guaranteed, so even if Gruden’s return is a complete disaster, the team will be stuck paying him well into the next decade.

Now, let’s get to the part of Gruden’s quote that is most interesting: The Tom Cruise slander. That came out of nowhere, right? We know exactly why Cruise makes as much money as he does, even if he isn’t the best actor around. His movies make money. Mission: Impossible – Fallout has already surpassed the $180 million mark after three weeks. Even a complete disaster like The Mummy made $80 million.

(For what it’s worth: Five of Cruise’s last seven movies have a Rotten Tomatoes score of 86% or higher.)

Cruise makes a ton of money because he is clearly worth the investment. Will we be able to say the same for Gruden 10 years from now? Nobody really knows for sure. By , USA Today

Tom Cruise Salary Per Film

Tom Cruise Salary Per Film Year Salary
Top Gun : Maverick 2019 $24,000,000
M:I 6 – Mission Impossible 2018 $28,000,000
American Made 2017 $26,000,000
The Mummy 2017 $22,000,000
Jack Reacher : Never Go Back 2016 $28,000,000
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015 $25,000,000
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 $23,000,000
Oblivion 2013 $20,000,000
Jack Reacher 2012 $7,500,000
Rock of Ages 2012 $5,000,000
Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2011 $12,000,000
Knight and Day 2010 $11,000,000 + %
Valkyrie 2008 $20,000,000 against 20%
Tropic Thunder 2008 $500,000
Mission Impossible III 2006 $75,000,000 of gross
War of the Worlds 2005 20 % Profits
Collateral 2004 $15,000,000
The Last Samurai 2003 $25,000,000 + %
Minority Report 2002 $25,000,000
Vanilla Sky 2001 $20,000,000 + 30%
Mission Impossible II 2000 $75,000,000 of gross
Magnolia 1999 $100,000
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 $20,000,000
Jerry Maguire 1996 $20,000,000 against 15%
Mission Impossible 1996 $70,000,000 of gross
Interview with the Vampire 1994 $15,000,000
The Firm 1993 $12,000,000
A Few Good Men 1992 $12,500,000
Far and Away 1992 $13,000,000
Days of Thunder 1990 $9,000,000
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 % of gross
Rain Man 1988 $3,000,000 + %
Cocktail 1988 $3,000,000
The Color of Money 1986 $1,000,000
Top Gun 1986 $2,000,000
Legend 1985 $500,000
Risky Business 1983 $75,000
Losin’ It 1983 $50,000
Taps 1981 $50,000
Endless Love 1981 $30,000

From Statistic Brain

 

 

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