Cincinnati Bengals running backs coach Hue Jackson may receive a promotion soon. Once the Washington Redskins reportedly hired Jay Gruden as their next head coach, a vacancy opened on Cincinnati's coaching staff currently in need for a new offensive coordinator.
The general consensus is that Jackson will be given the job.
Still not final but indications at this point are Hue Jackson as OC in Cincy and Sean McVay from TEs coach to OC in Wash.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 9, 2014
However, isn't not a done deal.
#bengals source hedges slightly on Hue Jackson, saying it's "likely, a few details" to work out.— Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) January 9, 2014
Jackson was the offensive coordinator in Baltimore ('03) and Atlanta ('07) but ranked No. 23 in each season. It wasn't until his two-year tenure in Oakland did he find relative success as a play-caller -- ranked in the top-ten in each of those two seasons.
Hue Jackson, on taking over as Bengals OC: "It's awesome."— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 9, 2014