Report: 49ers could hire Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson

Sunday January 10th, 2016

The San Francisco 49ers could be ready to name Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson their new head coach Sunday, reports Ian Rapoport of

The 49ers front office is meeting with Jackson in Cincinnati and may be ready to lock down the former Oakland Raiders head coach if the interview goes well.

Jackson has worked for the Bengals since 2012, acting as the offensive coordinator the last two seasons. He has also worked as the offensive coordinator for the Raiders, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins during his career.

Jackson went 8–8 in his one season at the helm of the Raiders franchise. That finish is tied for the best in Oakland since the team finished 11–5 and played in the Super Bowl in 2002.

The 50-year-old is scheduled to interview with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday as well, and plans to go through with it regardless of what happens in the 49ers interview, according to Mary Kay Cabot of 

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The Bengals had their season come to an end Saturday, being eliminated by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 18–16 wild card loss. 

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