Hue Jackson Was 'Surprised' That He Got Fired; Explains What He Would Have Done Differently

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November 2, 2018

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In a statement, Hue Jackson was 'surprised' that he was fired. He also feels that if he could do it all over again, he wouldn’t work for such a stupid team. Because apparently the team would only have been successful if they had done the plan he wanted starting back in 2016.

“Had we been doing in year one what I was able to get us to do in year three, there’s no question we would already be a winning football team. You can’t go 1-15 or 0-16 and have people like you unless you come out and explain to everyone that you’re going to lose. And you can’t say that publicly,” Jackson said.

What would Jackson have done differently? Apparently some important drafts were a priority! 

“We passed on three franchise QBs the first two years in Wentz, Watson and Mahomes,” Jackson said. “We played with a QB room with zero wins in the league. We played with street free agents and practice squad players in WRs. Yet our offense was the same or better than what we were doing this year. There is no way that should happen.”

Of course, it’s easy for Jackson to say that now, with the 20/20 hindsight of knowing that Wentz, Watson and Mahomes have all developed into franchise quarterbacks. But Jackson says he’s believed from the beginning that the Browns shouldn’t have waited until year three to find that franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield.