Hue Jackson Says He Won’t Pursue Bengals Job

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis will reportedly leave the team after this season and speculation has already begun that the club could fill the vacancy by reuniting with Hue Jackson. However, the Browns head coach says that he wants to be in Cleveland in 2018. Hue Jackson (featured)

I’ve kind of known about Marvin,” Jackson said (via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com). “Obviously, we all know that Marvin is a close friend, but trust me, I’m not running from this. I’ve never gone any place and left it worse than when I found it. I’m going to be here, and I need to get this fixed as fast as I can because it’ important.”

Few would blame Jackson for considering the Bengals given the dysfunction he has dealt with in Cleveland. The franchise appears to be in better hands now that John Dorsey is running the show, but it could still take time to see a better product on the field. After Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the Ravens, the Browns fell to 0-14 on the year. Jackson, in his second year as Browns head coach, is now 1-29 in that role.

If there winds up being mutual interest in a reunion between the Bengals and Jackson, Cincinnati will have to work out a trade with the Browns to make it happen. The Bengals would only get the opportunity to sign Jackson outright if the Browns were to go back on their pledge to bring Jackson back in 2018.

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9 comments on “Hue Jackson Says He Won’t Pursue Bengals Job

  1. neworleanstaints

    Maybe he will be singing a different tune very soon.

    Odds are he won’t get it anyways. Remember when he and Lewis tried to put him in position to be Lewis’ successor? That didn’t go so well.

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  2. mcdusty31

    It usually doesn’t when the HC sticks around for another 10 years

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  3. Strauss

    Really??? He’s 1-22 and he would look for another job? He should be fired by the Browns!

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    • Ironman_4life

      I’m not trying to make any kind of comparison between the Raiders and the Browns But if you watch both teams it’s easy to see which team is trying to play for their coach

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  4. bucketheadsdad

    Glad he won’t pursue it. I’d really have to give up Hue and our 2nd rounder from Houston in order to get Cincy’s 4th rounder back.

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  5. chgobangbang

    When your 1-29 it certainly not your decision. New GM of Browns will hire his own coach

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    • itslonelyatthetrop

      I have this strange idea that Jerry Reese will be the new GM in Cleveland and he’ll hire someone very underwhelming to replace Jackson.

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