D’Qwell Jackson wants to go “somewhere else where there’s a little bit more stability and a situation that’s a little bit better for me,” he said after he was cut by the Browns on Wednesday.
Jackson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he was “more than willing to restructure,” but he and the Browns couldn’t come up with a contract that both sides thought would work.
In Jackson’s eight seasons with the Browns, there hasn’t been much stability in Cleveland. They’ve gone from Romeo Crennel to Eric Mangini to Pat Shurmur to Rob Chudzinski to Mike Pettine as head coach, and never made the playoffs. Still, Jackson said he would have enjoyed staying in Cleveland and trying to turn things around, if they had been able to agree to a contract.
“I gave Cleveland everything I had,” Jackson said. “This time around I have a chance to choose where I want to go. I’ve saved my money and it’s time for me to experience something different. I hate to say it, but I think it was necessary.”
Jackson may not be a free agent for long, as he has reportedly scheduled a visit with another team today.