Browns and Hue Jackson have reached agreement, per sources. Press conference to introduce him later today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2016
Jackson was arguably one of the most intriguing candidates available due to his experience and offensive success. Despite this, Jackson was reportedly never on the Eagles' list of head coaching candidates, which is disappointing. Part of the reason why the Eagles may not have been interested in Jackson is because he reportedly wants a big say in player personnel, which is obviously an area where Chip Kelly failed.
A bit of funny news here is that the Giants wanted to meet with Jackson, but obviously that's not going to happen now. Jackson accepted the Browns' job before even meeting with New York. So much for the G-Men being the top coaching destination, huh?
But back to the Eagles. With Jackson now in Cleveland, that means there's more competition for the available coaches on the market. The Eagles reportedly don't have any more new interviews scheduled so it's possible the Birds will be picking from the generally uninspiring likes of Tom Coughlin, Ben McAdoo, Doug Pederson, Pat Shurmur, or Duce Staley. Schefter senses McAdoo is the favorite, but who really knows what the Eagles are going to do at this point.