Cleveland Browns Top-5 all-time worst head coaches

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CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 14: Starting quarterback Brandon Weeden #3, Head coach Pat Shurmur and wide receiver Josh Gordon #13 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate during the first quarter after Gordon scored a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Browns No. 2 worst coach: Pat Shurmur

Once Mangini was fired after the 2010 season, the Browns brought in Pat Shurmur, who was known for his offensive talents as a coach. He had worked with the St. Louis Rams in 2010  as their offensive coordinator and that team had some decent improvement.

So the thought in Cleveland at the time was that they would get better as Shurmur helped a young quarterback named Colt McCoy lead the offense. But the Browns struggled and finished with a 4-12 record.

Shurmur just never caught on in Cleveland as a head coach. He was fired after the 2012 season and went back to being an assistant coach.

His latest coaching job was in Denver with the Broncos where he was recently fired again because the offenses he coached weren’t doing well.

Cleveland Browns No. 1 worst coach: Hue Jackson

Hue Jackson should have a special room in the halls of Browns headquarters for showcasing how not to coach a team. Jackson’s time as the Cleveland head coach was simply awful.

His overall record ended up being 3-36-1. He coached the only Browns team to go 0-16 and not win a game. Between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, his team’s only won one game.

Jackson’s tenure in Cleveland ended in 2018 after he started the season but was fired after another slow start and new quarterback Baker Mayfield taking over. That poor relationship was another reason for Jackson’s departure.

The biggest problem with Jackson beyond the obvious horrible coaching record was that during that time — and even recently — the coach likes to think he was better than he actually was. Jackson blamed everyone else for the shortcomings and still doesn’t take much responsibility for what happened during his tenure.

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Jackson will likely go down as one of the worst NFL coaches in history. It’s the type of claim to fans that nobody wants but it suits Jackson well.