Report: Former Browns coach Hue Jackson interviews for job with Steelers

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 12:38:06-05

PITTSBURGH — Cleveland Browns fans will likely never forget the Hue Jackson era, although most would like to.

Jackson, who was the head coach of the Browns from 2016-18, ended his time in Cleveland with an abysmal 3-36-1 record and led the team to one of the lowest moments in franchise history—an 0-16 season.

After being fired by the Browns in 2018, Jackson returned to the Cincinnati Bengals, where he had previously held coaching positions, as a “special assistant.” Now, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, he could be off to another adventure in the AFC North.

Russini reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers interviewed Jackson earlier in the week for their offensive coordinator position.

Jackson has served as an offensive coordinator for Washington, the Falcons, the Raiders and the Bengals in his time in the league. Washington went 5-11, the Falcons 4-12 and the Raiders 8-8 while he was OC. In the several years he served in that role with Bengals, the team did manage a 12-4 season.

While there’s no telling yet how well he’d be able to do the job in Pittsburgh, should he get it, Browns fans would probably be very happy to play against the man involved in some of the most excruciating seasons in Cleveland football history.