Hue Jackson is expected to replace Jay Gruden as offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, a move that is likely to be official by the end of the week.
Gruden was named head coach of the Washington Redskins Thursday. A move, I believe most Bengals fans were very happy to hear about.
Back to Jackson, he was the Bengals running backs coach and special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis. He has a good resume in the coaching aspects, was an offensive coordinator for the Redskins (2003), Falcons (2007), and Oakland Raiders (2010).
He also was the head coach of the Raiders in 2011 when Oakland acquired former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer for multiple draft picks.
The Bengals were 10th in total offense in 2013. Each of Gruden’s three seasons in Cincinnati the offense did improved statistically and ranking.
Jackson worked with Lewis on the staff of the Redskins in 2002 and was the wide receiver coach for the Bengals from 2003-2005.
Now, fans are hoping that the team will not need a replacement for the defensive coordinator spot as Mike Zimmer, who is now a leading head coach candidate for the Minnesota Vikings job.
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