Hue Jackson, Cincinnati Bengals (September 27, 2015)

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According to ESPN, the New York Giants have submitted a request to the Cincinnati Bengals to interview their offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson, for the team’s vacant head coaching position. The 50-year old Jackson was interviewed by the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns on Sunday for their head coaching vacancies. He is reportedly very high on the 49ers wish list. Jackson served as head coach of the Raiders in 2011, finishing the year with an 8-8 record.

According to, Jackson is the top candidate for the Giants head coaching position. No meeting has yet been set up as NFL owners will be meeting in Houston on Tuesday and Wednesday. All New York Giants coaching interviews have been jointly conducted by team President/CEO John Mara and Senior Vice President/General Manager Jerry Reese.

As previously reported, the Giants have already interviewed the following six candidates:

  • 38-year old New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo, who interviewed on January 5th. McAdoo has also interviewed with the Eagles.
  • 56-year old New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who interviewed on January 7th.
  • 50-year old Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin, who interviewed on January 7th. Austin has also interviewed with the Browns.
  • 37-year old Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase, who interviewed on January 8th, but was hired by the Miami Dolphins as their new head coach the following day.
  • 51-year old Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone, who interviewed on January 9th. Marrone has also interviewed with the Browns.
  • 56-year old former Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith, who interviewed on January 11th.

According to FOXSports, the New York Giants have granted permission to the San Francisco 49ers to interview Tom Coughlin, who resigned as the team’s head coach last week. Since Coughlin still has one year on his contract with the Giants, other teams must receive permission from the Giants to interview him.

Coughlin interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.