After the Philadelphia Eagles dismissed Chip Kelly, we’ll look at some potential candidates that could replace him. The Eagles should look at Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
The 50-year-old Jackson has helped tutor Andy Dalton after former Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden accepted the Washington Redskins head coaching job two-years ago. This season, the Bengals are 5th in scoring at 26.3 points per game.
They are 13th in yards per game at 362.4. In addition, they are averaging 251.7 passing yards per game for 13th, while rushing for 110.7 yards, which is 14th.
Before Dalton got hurt, he went 255-of-386 yards with 3,250 yards and 25 touchdowns to seven interceptions.
They’ll look to get somebody, who can tutor their quarterback, whether it’s Sam Bradford or another quarterback, like San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick. Bradford is a free agent after this season, while Kaepernick is likely going to be traded.
Jackson has been working in the NFL since the 2001 season with the Washington Redskins. Since that time, he only spent one season on the defensive side of the ball when he was the Bengals secondary/assistant special teams coordinator in 2012.
Jackson came to the Bengals in 2012 after spending just one season as the Oakland Raiders head coach. During that one season, he guided the Raiders to an 8-8 mark, which was 3rd-best in the AFC West.
During his NFL tenure, he began working under Marty Scottenheimer, before working under Steve Spurrier with the Redskins. He worked under Marvin Lewis with the Bengals and Bobby Petrino and Emmitt Thomas (interim head coach) with the Atlanta Falcons.
He coached under John Harbaugh with the Baltimore Ravens for two seasons, before working under Tom Cable in 2010 with the Raiders.