NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns sticking with Hue Jackson as head coach even if they go 0-16

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The Cleveland Browns are the worst team in American football but they will be sticking with head coach Hue Jackson even if the team goes winless this regular season.

Sashi Brown, the Browns’ vice-president of football operations, stated in an interview that they are committed to Jackson for the long term.

“We are not focused on 0-16. Hue is going to be here as our head coach. We talked about continuity being one of the core premises of what we wanted accomplished going out in January. We know that we have a head coach that can be successful here and lead us to a lot of victories and a lot of winning,” Brown stated via the Associated Press.

At 0-10, the Cleveland Browns are not making the playoffs this year after struggling on the field and with injuries this 2016 regular season. They lost starting quarterback Robert Griffin III early in the year and other QBs also suffered injuries.

Jackson added that he “never thought” he was “going anywhere” despite the atrocious record this season. While the Browns have struggled to get a single win, some NFL experts believe that Jackson is still motivating the Browns to compete every game this season.

“I think it’s a tremendous plan. We all support it. It’s not where we want it to be, but we do have a plan in place that we feel very strongly that we’re going to get things headed in the right direction as soon as we can,” Jackson stated in the AP article.

The Cleveland Browns will finish the season with two games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and also face the New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers. A 0-16 finish is likely in Cleveland but coach Hue Jackson and the team is already looking forward to next season.

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