The New York Giants have an interview planned with Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, and according to ESPN's Josina Anderson, it is set for no later than Thursday morning. The news comes amidst Mike Silver's estimation Monday evening that Jackson's status could be resolved by Wednesday evening.
Anderson's report did include one slight caveat:
Re: the #Giants HC interview, I’m told the plan is for Hue Jackson to arrive in NYC Wed nite & interview Thurs am at t/ latest, at this time— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 12, 2016
The key phrase in her tweet is "at this time". Mike Silver has repeatedly said no formal offers have been made by the San Francisco 49ers or Cleveland Browns, but he also thinks that once offers start to come in, this situation could resolve itself fairly quickly.
On Monday, Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport reported that Cleveland was prepared to make a sizable push by offering Jackson some say in personnel matters. They would not get into specifics of what kind of say, but Garafolo has said it would be significant input. If it comes down to say in personnel, it will be interesting to see if Trent Baalke is willing to offer wiggle room. Significant say is not necessarily the same as significant personnel control, but given what we've heard about the 49ers, it would be something that could prove to be a deal-breaker at the end of the day.
Fooch's note: This tweet came out just as I was about to publish this article, so here you go. It doesn't really add much to this, but it's worth noting.
Giants are "serious" about Hue Jackson, source says. 49ers, Browns are very interested, but Jackson really wants to talk to Giants first.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) January 12, 2016