Browns coach jumping in a lake because his team is so bad

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson fields questions from the press during voluntary offseason workout availability

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson fields questions from the press during voluntary offseason workout availability

Jackson will make good on his promise to jump into Lake Erie on June 1, according to the team, which posted an article announcing the date of the coach's plunge on its official website Monday. And now we finally know that it's going to happen. They went winless in 2017. They didn't, instead losing one more game to become the second team in history to finish 0-16.

Jackson said after the 2016 season, when the Browns went 1-15, that he would jump into Lake Erie if they finished 1-15 again in 2017.

Jackson pledged that for every Browns employee that joins him in the water he will donate $100 to his foundation, which combats human trafficking in Northeast Ohio. Fortunately, there is much more optimism surrounding the team going into the 2018 National Football League season thanks to the bevy of talent they added in the offseason.


Jackson will jump into the lake on June 1st. He seemed to hope that people would have forgotten. Jackson didn't say the Browns would actually be good.

The team has worked heavily this offseason to do the practical work behind that idealistic promise, making dramatic moves both in free agency and the draft, including a number of trades and a complete clean sweep of their quarterback room, which now consists of Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield, and Drew Stanton. I just think that is what you do.

"I don't like it", Jackson said in late December of the reason for his impending plunge.

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