CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Cincinnati Bengals fired head coach Marvin Lewis, but who he endorsed is not surprising.
According to ESPN , Lewis endorsed former Browns head coach Hue Jackson to be his replacement.
Lewis hired Jackson as a special assistant after the Browns fired him during the season.
Jackson was Lewis' offensive coordinator before accepting the Cleveland job.
"I think he's more than qualified," Lewis said at the news conference. "I think he's been in a couple of difficult situations [in Oakland and Cleveland], and that's tough, and it hasn't broke his way. But I think he's an excellent football coach, he's a great motivator, he's detailed. So I think he deserves an opportunity, if not here, somewhere else."
Jackson was 3-36-1 as the Browns head coach.