Troy Smith

After helping to develop Joe Flacco, Browns' Hue Jackson has another strong-armed QB prospect to mold

After helping to develop Joe Flacco, Browns' Hue Jackson has another strong-armed QB prospect to mold

After he was hired as head coach of the Cleveland Browns in January, Hue Jackson acknowledged that his role in the development of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was one of the primary reasons he got the job.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh brought in Jackson as his quarterbacks coach in 2008, the year the franchise drafted Flacco. In two seasons with Jackson as his position coach, Flacco helped lead the Ravens to the AFC championship game as a rookie and then had one of the best seasons of his career in 2009. Flacco, now in his 10th season as Ravens starter, credits Jackson for what he’s become as an NFL quarterback.

Nine years after Jackson began the tutorship of Flacco, he has...

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