The Oakland Raiders have moved quickly to fill their open head coaching position by promoting offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
Jackson, 45, succeeds Tom Cable, as the Raiders decided not to extend his contract.
The Raiders announced Jackson would be introduced at a press conference Tuesday.
It’s a job Jackson seemed destined for after he arrived a year ago, taking control of a Raiders offense ranked No. 31 in the NFL. Under Jackson, the Raiders surged to 10th in total offense.
After constantly fining Cable last season, I wonder how long it will be before Jackson finds his paycheck a little lighter. I’d say it depends on how Jackson handles running a team for the first time at any level, but really there’s no rhyme or reason to why Davis acts the way he does.
Jackson seems to have a good mind for offense and might have the talent to be a good head coach. It’s just that odds are it won’t be in Oakland thanks to the instability at the top of the franchise.
If Jackson hires former Chiefs offensive coordinator Al Saunders in that same position, the Raiders would have all of the makings of a top notch offense. You know, until the owner meddles that potential away.