NFL Rumors: Browns Fire Hue Jackson After Historically Bad Head Coach Tenure

Hue Jackson was determined to revive the Cleveland Browns’ franchise. Instead, he won three games in three seasons.

The Browns fired Jackson as their head coach Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, citing a source. Jackson, who took over Cleveland’s coaching job in 2016, finishes with a remarkably awful record of 3-36-1 in 40 games with the Browns.

It’s unclear who will replace Jackson as the interim head coach, although defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is among the lead candidates.

Cleveland showed some promise early this season, beating the New York Jets in Week 3 to snap the franchise’s 19-game winless streak and taking down the Baltimore Ravens two weeks later. The Browns since have lost three straight, though, and a 33-18 loss to the AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday proved to be the final straw.

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