Hue Jackson, offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, has agreed to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPNs Adam Schefter and others.

Jackson will be the eighth head coach since the Browns returned to the league in 1999. Jackson helped lead the Bengals to the playoffs this season. Cincy had their season cut short this past weekend, falling to the Steelers in the Wild Card round.

Under Jackson this year, the Bengals excelled on offense, finishing seventh in points. He served as the Oakland Raiders head coach in 2011, guiding the Silver and Black to a 8-8 record.

Jackson's hiring with the Browns means he is no longer a candidate for the New York Giants, who pursuing an interview with him.

As for the Browns? What becomes of Johnny Manziel is the biggest question for the Jackson administration to answer.

Looks like Manziel is on his way out in Cleveland...


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