Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns reacts to a play in the second half against the Los Angeles Chargers at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network broke the news of Jackson teaming back up with Bengals head coach Hue Jackson, but it was the reactions to the signing that made the move fun. Sure enough, he's on his way back to the NFL.
Jackson has had various roles with the Bengals under Marvin Lewis.
Jackson and Lewis first worked together in Cincinnati in 2004 and have always been close friends, with Jackson also being welcomed back in 2012 after a failed head-coaching stint in Oakland.More news: Santiago SOLARI appointed permanent coach of Real Madrid
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But even though Jackson was an utter disaster as a head coach in Cleveland, bringing him back to Cincinnati could have benefits that could give the Bengals a leg up on the Browns, whom they still have two upcoming games against this season. The title is not yet clear.
Yates is right that Jackson was the only person to make Baker Mayfield look bad at quarterback - and really he did it to the whole Browns team. Jackson contributed to a lot of Browns losses, and presumably the Bengals are hoping Jackson helps Cleveland lose two more this season. That included a 1-15 season in 2016, and an 0-16 campaign in 2017. Gregg Williams has taken over the team on an interim basis.
First off, Cincinnati is a comfortable place for Jackson, who has had two previous stints as a member of Lewis' coaching staff. He posted career-lows in interceptions and career-highs in accuracy.