"He embodies all the qualities that will provide strong leadership for our football team," Haslam said of Jackson. "He is highly experienced, deeply passionate about winning, and relentless in trying to find ways to put his players in the best position to succeed. He possesses that unique ability to reach the entire locker room in a way that demands accountability while getting the buy-in and team-first mentality that leads to positive results."
Jackson said in the same statement: "I think what our fans will be proud of and excited about is we're going to be a football team that's going to play very excited football. We're going to be passionate about what we do and we understand there's a lot of work involved in order to meet our goals."
Jackson was head coach of the
"They made me feel comfortable," Jackson told NFL Media's Michael Silver.
Jackson chose the job with the Browns over the
And one of those personnel moves would undoubtedly involve troubled second-year quarterback Manziel, according to multiple media reports. Garafolo said that Jackson "made it clear he'd want to move on from Johnny."