Jon Gruden had a perfect opportunity to shut down all rumors and reports linking him to coaching jobs, but he decided not to do so.

Gruden was calling the “Monday Night Football” game on ESPN between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals with partner Sean McDonough, who brought up a rumor. McDonough said he was doing a radio interview and was asked whether Gruden would consider the New York Giants job, which is now vacant after Ben McAdoo was fired Monday. Gruden initially dismissed the talk, but then acknowledged some level of interest.

“Would Coach Gruden consider coming to the New York Giants?” McDonough asked. “Your name comes up for every job.”

“Don’t believe half of that stuff you hear and read, Sean,” Gruden said.