Hue Jackson lost a ton of games as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. That we know. However, we are now finding out that something sinister was going on behind the scenes that is now being revealed by the man himself.
Former Dolphins coach Brian Flores alleges Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered him $100,000 per loss during the 2019 season in order to ensure the team would wind up with the first overall pick.
Jackson is now making similar allegations in response to Flores’ lawsuit going public on Tuesday.
Jackson responded to a tweet about the case by saying Browns owner Jimmy Haslam “was happy while we kept losing” and then wrote “trust me it was a good number” in response to someone who said Haslam wasn’t offering $100,000 per loss.
Jackson went 1-31 over his first two seasons with the Browns and was fired after a 2-5-1 start in 2018. One wonders if Jackson actually took the money and did that, he would never come out and state so, so it leads you to believe that the losing was just his bad coaching combined with a terrible franchise.
If the Browns were tanking intentionally, it absolutely worked as they ended up with the No. 1 overall pick both seasons. They got Myles Garrett and then Baker Mayfield. It has led to one playoff appearance, that hadn’t happened in 19 years and one victory that hadn’t happened since 1994.
Other than that, the Browns are still the Browns.
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