Report: Raiders evaluating Hue Jackson
According to a report from ESPN, new Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is weighing whether or not to keep Hue Jackson as head coach.
McKenzie and Jackson share the same agent in Kennard McGuire, who says Jackson will stay put in Oakland.
If he does, that would probably be the right move for now at least. Here's why. Even though the Raiders folded up at the end of the season and missed the playoffs, this is an organization that badly needs stability at the head coach position.
This is a franchise that has gone through four head coaches since its last playoff appearance under Bill Callahan in 2002, who himself was a first-year head coach after Jon Gruden jumped ship for Tampa Bay.
Kim Kardashian has had relationships last longer than some Raiders coaches' tenures, and if McKenzie is smart, his first move will be to stop that ugly cycle, even if Jackson isn't "his guy," so to speak.
There are enough pieces in place in Oakland that with any amount of stability and sanity, the Raiders can contend in a mediocre AFC West right away, but starting over again would probably set that notion and the franchise back once again.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com