Brown served as the executive vice president of football operations for Cleveland, the same role Howie Roseman serves for the Eagles.
One win in two seasons cost Sashi Brown his job with the Browns.
Jackson does not want complete control like a big-name coach such as Jon Gruden or Jim Harbaugh might. The Browns' next GM will be its ninth since the franchise moved to Cleveland in 1999, the most in the National Football League in that span.
The unknown now is how attractive National Football League people view this job. I take my responsibility in that, too.
While Brown was done in by the team's lack of success, Jackson said that he did not doubt that he'd return despite a 1-27 mark. At the same time, I don't think it all should go toward him. I'm not naïve enough to understand that could not have been me, just as well.
Jackson is choosing to look forward rather than behind. The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise.
Brown had final say on the team's roster, and Haslam may bring in an executive with more National Football League experience.
Winless thus far this season, the Browns own a 1-27 mark under the watch of Brown, who was hired to run the front office on January 3, 2016. "This is a performance-based business. At the same time, I'm in charge with coaching this team and trying to do the best I can with what I have".
The Cleveland Browns are starting to clean house. "I think Hue's a great coach and it's important to have that consistency, especially for all the young players we have". It's hard to say if it was a plan issue or a personal issue. "Sometimes it was personality related". Sometimes these things happen.
Cornerback Jason McCourty had no opinion.
Asked if the Browns are poised to make a big turnaround in 2018, Jackson said the team can certainly "make some headway".
"GMs are who sign and cut players", McCourty said.
In the end, a franchise quarterback was never found..
"I love Hue", Bitonio said. "Today we informed Sashi that we were going in a new direction".