Bills beat writer Mark Ludwiczak reports that the team has narrowed it’s list of potential head coaches to a handful of candidates, but current Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson is one name being linked to the opening:
Hue Jackson, 47, Bengals secondary coach/assistant special teams coach. Jackson was head coach of the Raiders in 2011, posting an 8-8 record. He did a decent job considering the state of the Raiders organization and Oakland finished that year ninth in total offense.
Despite his previous head-coaching experience, I would be shocked to see Jackson back on some teams’ sidelines next ear as a head coach while Mike Zimmer and Jay Gruden remain assistants. It continues to look highly unlikely that Gruden get’s a job elsewhere, while Zimmer’s chances of getting an NFL job are as good as their ever going to be with seven current openings and in the middle of arguably has best job as a coordinator making the Bengals defense one of the best in the NFL.