The Carolina Panthers have asked for permission to speak with Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Hue Jackson for their offensive coordinator vacancy, per Albert Breer. The New York Jets also could be interested in Jackson
Jackson has been linked to a couple of head coaching candidates that the Chargers will be talking to. He is one of the brightest offensive minds that is available for a possible OC.
In Jackson’s tenure in Oakland, he was able to make Jason Campbell look good. He also made that offense a machine running the football. In 2012 when Jackson was the OC in Oakland, the Raiders finished sixth in the NFL in scoring and finished 10th in the NFL in yards per game. The Raiders had a 6-0 record against the AFC West that season.
He became the head coach in the 2011 season and was able to lead them to an 8-8 record. He was ridiculed for his roster decisions and was fired when a new GM was brought to town.
If he is available when the Chargers finally select the head coach, he would be an awesome offensive coordinator to bring in. We have to find our head coach first though.