Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was seen as a major candidate for the several open head coaching jobs in the NFL.  Some thought Marvin Lewis would finally get canned and Jackson would move up but that didn’t happen. Instead Jackson will now become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

Both the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants were interested in Jackson but he and the Browns came to an agreement before he could even get on the flight to New York.

Jackson went 8-8 with an undermanned 2011 Raiders squad in his lone head coaching stint.

“They made me feel comfortable,” Jackson told NFL Media columnist Micheal Silver about the Browns.

The Browns job is the toughest of those available so by making him feel “comfortable”, I’m assuming they assured him power in choosing personnel and more.  The Browns also fired their GM Ray Farmar. Owner Jimmy Haslam recently said he, his wife Dee and consultant Sashi Brown will hire the new coach and then the coach will help hire the GM, AND the GM will not decide who’s on the team.  Which could mean Jackson will have a lot of power.

I’m rooting for him but we’ll have to wait and see how long he lasts.  The Browns fired three coaches in the past four years and their longer history is even worse.

His first order of business; Hue Jackson has reportedly made it clear that they’re ready to move on from Johnny Manziel.

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