The Browns have won exactly one game in the last two seasons. Now separated from Executive Vice President Sashi Brown, announced the team on Thursday .
Hue Jackson was asked after the Browns Week 11 loss to the Jaguars if Brown's plan for the team was working. He did not exactly give Brown a vote of confidence.
"The plan that's underway, let me say this," Jackson said, through Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com. "My job is not to say what it is or is not (working), my job is to train the football team, that's why they hired me here."
Jackson will continue to do exactly that. The Browns confirmed that Jackson will remain head coach throughout the 2018 season.
Why did the Browns shoot Brown? To put it in the simplest possible terms: Brown had many draft picks to work with this offseason, and the Browns still do not seem to win a single game. Much of that can be attributed to the instability in the position of field marshal.
One of his first major moves after taking over Cleveland was the signing of Robert Griffin III. Griffin had a promising training camp and preseason, but fell into injury reserve with a shoulder injury he suffered in Week 1. A revolving door of Josh McCown, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan was completed, unsuccessfully. Griffin was able to return in week 14 and began the rest of the season, including week 16, when the Browns won their only win.
In this offseason, Brown opted to take on the position of quarterback when designing DeShone Kizer in the second round of the draft. Kizer won the initial role, but has been sent to the bench several times for costly turnovers.
The retrospective is always 20/20, but the Browns could have had Deshaun Watson. Brown traded the twelfth overall selection with the Houston Texans, who used it to select Watson. Watson looked like a lock for the rookie offensive honors of the year before landing on the injured reserve with a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Cleveland reached an agreement with the Bengals to trade for their backup quarterback, AJ McCarron, before the deadline. But the documentation did not pass on time.
The Browns have needed a franchise quarterback since the team returned to Cleveland in 1999. Brown could not find one.
Who will take care of Brown? The team has already been investigating possible replacements.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2017
Adam Schefter of ESPN said the team could begin interviewing possible replacements as early as next week. They could have already spoken with former Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, Dorsey, and former Washington general manager Scot McCloughan, since they are all unemployed and the Browns would not need to get permission from anyone.
We will have more information about this story as it develops.