General manager John Dorsey accepted that job a year ago with the stipulation that Jackson remain the head coach for the 2018 season, but with Dorsey in place and Mayfield flashing big-time potential, the Browns would be able to compete for the best and brightest head coaching candidates in 2019, something that has not been the case there under the Haslams to this point.
Jackson was hired in 2016 by owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who stuck by him despite a 1-15 record in his first season and the Browns losing all 16 games last season, joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as only the second team in league history to go 0-16.
It would not be surprising if the Browns did make a major coaching change, whether it's firing the head coach or the offensive coordinator in Todd Haley.More news: Anthony Martial does not understand how good he is, says Nemanja Matic
The fantastic thing is Jackson and his supporters can make the argument that the 2-5-1 record could be as good as 6-2, based on the close results that went the wrong way.
Williams went 17-31 in 3 seasons as head coach of the Bills from 2001-2003.More news: Inside Samsung's bid to challenge Apple with 5G, folding phones
Jackson was hired in 2016 by the Haslams, whose six years ownership have been marked by almost constant change and bad football.
The Cleveland Browns will soon begin searching for a new head coach who can turn Baker Mayfield into a franchise quarterback, and they may look at the man who helped mold Mayfield into a star as a possible candidate.
Jackson has displayed a propensity to obsess over the comments of other coaches and staff to the media, sources said, parsing out words to determine whether or not he is being given sufficient credit for the team's progress.More news: Kohli’s ton in vain as West Indies beat India in 3rd ODI