For the first time since Reggie McKenzie made his first order of business as Raiders GM to fire Hue Jackson as head coach, Jackson will return as a head coach. That return will occur week four September 30 according to Scout.com’s Orange and Brown report.
Jackson spent two seasons in Oakland, the first as offensive coordinator under then head coach Tom Cable. Then Jackson replaced Cable in 2011. An interesting side note is Cable is now back with the Raiders as Offensive Line coach after several years in Seattle.
Early in that 2011 season, Al Davis passed away and once the season was over, Reggie McKenzie was brought in as the General Manager. Before he even introduced himself in his press conference, he announced he had let go of Jackson.
After a few years working his way back up the assistant ranks, Jackson finally landed back as a head coach in 2016 with the Browns.
Since taking the job two seasons ago, Jackson’s Browns have one exactly one game. It occurred on Christmas Eve December 24 of 2016 over the Chargers. His previous win as a head coach came as head coach came on the exact same day five years earlier in OT over the Chiefs. It was his only win in the final five games to close out that season and miss the playoffs.
The Browns went 0-16 last season, making them a lock for the number one overall pick in the draft, where they are expected to take a quarterback. Whether that QB will be named the starter over Tyrod Taylor by week four remains to be seen.