Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is looking to enter the 2019 NFL season without a job. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that Jackson left Cleveland with just three wins in 37 games and that the teams around the league are hesitant to put the 53-year-old in charge of their roster.
But, despite the fact that his reputation took a big hit after an unsuccessful stint with the Browns, Jackson told Pro Football Talk on Wednesday that he still “believes” there is a future for him as an offensive coordinator and head coach in the NFL.
“Oh, yeah, I mean I think I can,” Jackson said when asked whether he thinks he can be a head coach again. “I mean, just because the situation in Cleveland [didn’t work out] doesn’t mean that you can’t coach. There’s a lot of great coaches who came before me that coached there and went on and did great things. Sometimes, the situation is different. I think if people dig in and really take the time to look at the overall situation there, maybe they would understand it more.”
“To go back and be a coordinator again or be a head coach, I do believe it’s in my future. I’ve just got to go work through the process and see where it goes.” – he added.
Hue Jackson was fired as Cleveland Browns’ head coach in October following a 2–5–1 start of the season. Shortly after, he joined Cincinnati Bengals to serve as an assistant under head coach Marvin Lewis. After Lewis was fired at the end of the season, Jackson also left the franchise.