A *New* Contract?
Hue Jackson has said some outlandish things in the past, from throwing players under the bus, to blaming Sashi Brown for his struggles, to making bold claims about how well he coached when the team never won a game. Man, this might be the biggest “ok, sure” comment I’ve ever heard in my life.
Jackson claims that after he went 0-16, the Browns actually gave him a contract extension.
"After 0-16 and no one knows this, I was given a contract extension."
Hang on….Wait….I have to catch my breath from laughing so hard. Jackson goes on to claim that he wanted to tell the public but that the Browns organization did not. Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t but regardless if he’s full of it, or not, it’s further proof of how bad he was at being a leader.
Either he’s lying, and he never got the extension/was told they’d talk about one, or the Browns management straight up lied to him just to get him to stop bugging them. There’s really no way he looks good in this.
It’s like asking your girlfriend if the reason she doesn’t take you out with her friends is due to her being embarrassed by you. There’s no good answer to that question.
Mary Kay Cabot does corroborate some of this when she tweeted out she was told, at the time, that it was a one-year extension.
Granted, the team was chaotic at the time, so it’s possible that they actually did give him one or were going to. After all, this front office somehow bungled a trade for A.J. McCarron. Anything’s possible but still, whether he got it or not, he didn’t deserve an extension.