Nov 27, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson on the sidelines against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Oakland defeated Chicago 25-20. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders: Hue Jackson Claims He Was Offered GM Job by Al Davis in 2009


It may be hard to imagine, but Hue Jackson could have been the General Manager of the Oakland Raiders today.

In a feature on Sports Illustrated, Jackson claims that he was offered the GM job by owner Al Davis back in 2009, but did not take it “because his passion is coaching and working with players.”

Instead, Jackson became the offensive coordinator in 2010, and was promoted to head coach in 2011. He took the Raiders to one win away from making the playoffs, finishing 8-8.

After the passing of Davis, new ownership decided to go a different direction and hired Packers executive Reggie McKenzie as GM, who promptly fired Jackson and brought in a completely fresh group of coaches.

Jackson is currently an assistant with the Bengals, coaching their running backs.

 

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