NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday evening that the Browns “are set to make a big push to hire Hue Jackson.”
Citing a source, Rapoport wrote that the Browns would “like to close it out.” Jackson interviewed with the Browns Sunday afternoon and evening. He first interviewed with the 49ers.
Both interviews took place in Cincinnati. Jackson, 50, has spent the last two seasons as the Bengals’ offensive coordinator.
Monday brought news that the Giants want to interview Jackson.
NFL Network’s Mike Silver tweeted multiple times Sunday and Monday that Jackson did not have any offer from any team.
Whether something has changed, the Browns just want to beat the other teams to an actual offer or Jackson’s camp is hoping to leverage either more money or another offer remains to be seen. The Browns have been doing interviews for six days, but Rapoport’s is the first report citing a leader or a potential offer.