The Cleveland Browns are set to begin a new era and it appears as though a former division rival will be leading the charge. According to multiple reports on Wednesday, the Browns are set to hire Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their next head coach.
While losing Jackson will leave a major hole on the Bengals coaching staff, head coach Marvin Lewis is happy for the opportunity his assistant will have leading a NFL franchise.
“We’re happy to help Hue,” Lewis recently told NFL.com. “We know how rough it was for him four years ago, when he basically went through hell, and how hard it was for him to work his way out of that. He has been a great addition to our staff for four years, in ways that people don’t even understand.
“Now, he’s getting the attention he deserves, and we’re very happy for him. We want to support him in any way we can.”
Jackson has worked wonders with the Bengals offense — most notably quarterbacks Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron — so it will be interesting to see what he can do in Cleveland, especially if Johnny Manziel stays in town.
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