The San Francisco 49ers will interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson at some point on Sunday, which is kind of big. Reports suggest Jackson is at the top of the 49ers wish list at this point, so getting to this interview is kind of a big deal. We shouldn't have an answer by the end of the day, but Sunday will move this process forward in a big way.
The Cleveland Browns are also scheduled to interview Jackson, and Mike Silver is reporting the 49ers will have the first interview. In fact, according to his tweet, the interview should be underway as we speak:
Less than five hours from now, 49ers owner Jed York et al will interview Hue Jackson at Bengals headquarters. Browns follow later Sunday.— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 10, 2016
I would think Jackson will get through both interviews, but it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall when the 49ers are speaking to him. Do they push for the hard sell? It is probably in his best interest to get through both to maintain some leverage, but we'll find out sometime soon about all this.
The 49ers already have four interviews under their belt leading up to Jackson's sit-down. Here is the 49ers list of interviews thus far. I've attached a poll based entirely on people who have already interviewed, plus Jackson.
Chip Kelly, former Philadelphia Eagles head coach
Anthony Lynn, Buffalo Bills assistant head coach/offensive line coach
John DeFilippo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator