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Hue Jackson Reportedly In Contention For New Head Coaching Job

hue jackson looks onto the field during a browns game

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 14: 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. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Hue Jackson went 3-36 as the Cleveland Browns' head coach, so it seems unlikely that another NFL team would give him another chance at running a team.

However, a report suggests that the Cincinnati Bengals could be open to hiring Jackson if they decide to move on from Marvin Lewis.

Jackson was hired by Lewis following his firing by the Browns.

From CBS Sports:

The Bengals are in a free-fall with Lewis's tenure already nearly coming to an end in recent years, and the recent hiring of Jackson is being viewed as a potential succession plan by several other owners and general managers who are preparing for their own coaching searches. Lewis and Jackson are very close and Jackson is very well thought of within the Bengals organization from his prior stints there. He is a favorite of Bengals owner Mike Brown, who tends to do things his own way, especially when it comes to coaching hiring and firings, and it would not be a surprise at all if this transition were to take place in 2019.

Some within the Bengals organizations believed that former defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was being groomed for that position this season, but with the team's defense performing at a historically poor rate, Lewis made the difficult decision to fire Austin, who is well regarded in NFL circles and has interviewed for numerous head coaching jobs himself. Lewis quickly moved to bring Jackson into the fold after he was fired by the Browns following a disastrous stint there, but the legitimacy of his potential as a head coach in Cincinnati should not be discounted.

Jackson, 53, spent four seasons on the Bengals' staff before getting the Browns' job. He was Cincinnati's offensive coordinator from 2014-15.

Stay tuned.