Just about every coach from Nick Saban on down would get fired if he followed a 1-15 season with an 0-16 campaign.
But not Hue Jackson.
Jackson not only got to keep his job after an 0-16 season, he got to make good on his promise to jump into Lake Erie if the Browns suffered a winless season — and then have the Browns promote him jumping into the lake.
Hue Jackson will make good on his word. 🏊♂️
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 14, 2018
The Browns’ last two seasons were a Philadelphia 76ers-style, grit-your-teeth-and-endure-it rebuild, one of which Jackson believes is now over. The lake leap, Jackson said in March, will represent a fresh start for the entire organization.
“It’s going to be a cleansing of the Cleveland Browns,” Jackson said at the time. “That’s what it will be.”