After saying he would jump into Lake Erie if the Browns finished the 2017 season worse than they did in 2016, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has a date setup to follow through on that promise. The Browns notoriously went winless last season.
The Browns head coach promised his team wouldn't repeat its 1-15 fate from 2016, and said he'd jump in the lake it if happened. 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.
As Jackson announced via the team's social media feed, he will use the jump in the lake to help fund his Hue Jackson Foundation, which combats human trafficking in Northeast Ohio.
Unfortunately, the general public won't be able to join Jackson, as the jump will be limited to club employees and be done in a private location. Back during the Combine, he said of the jump that "it's going to be a cleansing of the Cleveland Browns".
And he will not be the only Browns member to take the plunge. They went 0-16, of course, and Jackson vowed that he wouldn't backpedal on the backstroke. In spite of the fact that he has only managed to bring his team to victory once in 32 tries, he will be the first coach in Cleveland for a while that has made it to a third season.