Owner Jimmy Haslam plans to yield to a general manager in the team's search for a new head coach for the first time.

General manager John Dorsey, hired in December 2017, agreed to retain Hue Jackson after the Cleveland Browns went 0-16 last season. Jackson was fired Oct. 29.

ESPN reported Dorsey will lead the search for Jackson's replacement with Haslam and his wife Dee signing off on the finalists.

Previous searches were engineered by Haslam, who hired Jackson, and teamed with Joe Banner to find the franchise's two previous coaches: Mike Pettine and Rob Chudzinski.

Dorsey said at the press conference announcing Jackson's firing that he appreciated the chain of command put in place by Haslam.

Haslam is expected to consider interim coach Gregg Williams if the team does well in the final seven games.

--Field Level Media

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