Former Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has a new gig as of today, and he won’t have to travel too far in accepting the head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns.
Jackson had been making the rounds as a candidate for several coaching positions vacant in the league. He’ll become the Browns’ 16th head coach in its history.
“It’s very exciting for us to name Hue Jackson as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns,” Jimmy Haslam said Wednesday. “He embodies all the qualities that will provide strong leadership for our football team. He is highly experienced, deeply passionate about winning, and relentless in trying to find ways to put his players in the best position to succeed. He possesses that unique ability to reach the entire locker room in a way that demands accountability while getting the buy-in and team-first mentality that leads to positive results. I think our players will love playing for him. Dee and I warmly welcome Hue and his family to Cleveland.”
With Jackson in, Johnny Manziel is reportedly out. Sources say Hue’s not a fan of Johnny Football and he’ll be jettisoned as soon as possible. ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports that the subject of Manziel was discussed in meetings about the position with Jackson and he told them he would prefer to move on from the much-maligned QB.