The Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Midway through Jackson’s third season the Browns sit a 2-5-1.
Owner Jimmy Haslam was said to be conflicted and favored staying the course with Jackson however GM John Dorsey told Halsam that the dynamic between Jackson and Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley “can’t continue”. Their relationship has gotten contentious over the course of the season.
Also, the future development of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield was said to be consideration in parting ways with Jackson who since being hired as the head coach in 2016 has produced a record of 3-36-1 the second worst winning percentage in NFL history.
Jackson is known as a quality offensive mind and despite his failure as a head coach will likely get another assistant job in the NFL.
It had been thought that Haley the former Kansas City head coach and Steelers’ offensive coordinator would be the interim head coach, Haley has been known to be a hot head and that reputation has followed him around the league and its likely that the Browns didn’t want to reward him with the interim job.