Hue Jackson, who served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2011, has agreed to become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns, per NFL sources.
Hue Jackson will become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns. "They made me feel comfortable," he just told me.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 13, 2016
Jackson spent 2014 and 2015 with the Bengals as the team’s offensive coordinator. The Bengals finished at 15th in the NFL in total yards in terms of offense in both years with Jackson running the offense.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslem released the following statement on the hiring of Jackson, per the Browns:
“(Jackson) embodies all the qualities that will provide strong leadership for our football team,” Haslam said in a statement released by the 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.”
Jackson finished 8-8 with the Raiders in 2011, and he will have the chance to handpick his own franchise player in the 2016 NFL Draft, as the Browns own the second overall pick in the upcoming draft.
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