Hue Jackson might have another head coaching job lined up.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Bengals are expected to interview Jackson for their opening, possibly as early as Wednesday.
The #Bengals are expected to interview assistant Hue Jackson for their vacant head-coaching job, an interview that could happen as early as today, source said. Makes sense, as Marvin Lewis endorsed him. In-house candidates Darrin Simmons & Bill Lazor previously interviewed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2019
The Bengals fired Marvin Lewis shortly after he failed to win a playoff game for the 16th consecutive season. Cincinnati finished with a 6-10 record in 2018-19, and reports say Lewis recommended Jackson for the job on his way out the door.
Jackson coached the Browns to a 2-5-1 record before he was fired by Cleveland. Over the course of his career, he’s put together one of the worst head coaching records in NFL history. Although his teams have gone 11-41-1 collectively, the Bengals hired him as a special assistant on their staff shortly after the Browns released him.
Nothing is set in stone, as other in-house and outside candidates will still be considered. However, it appears Jackson will get an opportunity to make a case for himself.