Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is moving on to be the Cleveland Browns head coach and while it's a definite loss for the Bengals, players are expressing their congratulation to Jackson on the promotion.
The Bengals will continue to see Jackson, only now it will be twice a year when the AFC North foes face off. Andrew Whitworth has been outspoken regarding his support of Jackson since the end of the regular season. "If there is an NFL team out there that's not looking at Hue Jackson in their top three [candidates], they are crazy," Andrew Whitworth said via Cincinnati.com a few weeks ago. Now, Whitworth is again speaking out on Jackson, as are a few other Bengals players.
Agreed! https://t.co/3oHynI2FvG— Andrew Whitworth (@BigWhit77_fndn) January 13, 2016
Damn good coach and wish nothing but the Best for Coach Hue #Salute— Marquis Flowers (@MrHitThat_53) January 13, 2016
Wish you nothing but success in Cleveland! You deserve everything coming to you! Thanks for (cont) https://t.co/UwaMQS4puJ— Rey Maualuga (@maualuga58) January 13, 2016
Text from Bengals OT/captain Andrew Whitworth on what the Browns are getting in new head coach Hue Jackson ... pic.twitter.com/NPEGiRerNX— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 13, 2016
More from Whitworth via Breer, "Not to mention the only negative I have ever heard about him in Oakland was Carson Palmer trade. Maybe he gave up too much. Maybe not? But does anyone want to say that was a bad trade now. If he had got to stay and have Carson for an entire offseason. No telling where raiders are now. Carson Palmer's play has made him look pretty smart ."
I want to congratulate Hue Jackson as the new @Browns head coach. Excellent coach! Wish him the very best.— Anthony Muñoz (@AnthonyMunozHOF) January 13, 2016
Browns players are also very excited to have Jackson in Cleveland, including two former Bengals.
Hue Jack!!— Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) January 13, 2016
— Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) January 12, 2016