There is no doubt that Hue Jackson and the Cleveland Browns split up with some controversy. Is there any merit to his latest claims?
After the shocking news from Brian Flores about the Miami Dolphins ownership paying him to lose, now the Cleveland Browns have entered the conversation as well.
Hue Jackson somehow survived for 40-games as the head coach, with a record of 3-36-1, including an 0-16 season in 2017. He has been very outspoken about his time in Cleveland, and after the news breaking from Miami, he also found his way of finding the spotlight.
In Flores’ lawsuit, he shared that the owner was willing to pay $100,000 for each game he lost in 2019 to achieve a better draft pick.
A Browns fan posted a tweet making fun of Jackson’s time in Cleveland and he made it a point to respond.
Jackson doesn’t officially claim that Browns owner, Jimmy Haslam offered him money to lose, but he also opens the door for more questions on what he may have been offered in return for a better draft pick.
There is no doubt that Jackson qualifies as a disgruntled former employee. He feels he was lied to by ownership, and that his career will be tainted by his time with the Browns.
Let’s be honest, Jackson was never an elite head coach as he finished his NFL career with an 11-44-1 record. There have been some dark times in Cleveland Browns football the last two decades, but none were darker than with him as the coach.
Jackson has been known to try and put a positive spin on his own time in Cleveland and blame others for his failures. I’m not saying there can’t be truth here but judgement should be withheld until there is proof. Also, Haslam was likely not the reason Hue lost all 16 games in 2017.