Long considered a potential replacement for Marvin Lewis on the sidelines, the Cincinnati Bengals will reportedly interview assistant coach Hue Jackson for their head coaching vacancy here soon.
The #Bengals are expected to interview assistant Hue Jackson for their vacant head-coaching job, an interview that could happen as early as today, source said. Makes sense, as Marvin Lewis endorsed him. In-house candidates Darrin Simmons & Bill Lazor previously interviewed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2019
All of this comes after Jackson made the controversial decision to join Lewis’ staff in Cincinnati after being fired midseason by the division-rival Cleveland Browns.
The 53-year-old Jackson ended his tenure in Cleveland with a 3-36-1 record. If the Bengals were to hire him, it would likely be met with criticism from the long downtrodden fan base. That’s fore sure.