He went on to hand Jackson the ball. With the Bengals struggling and Lewis once again on the hot seat, one theory is that Jackson could be in line to take over head coaching duties in 2019.
Cleveland Browns NewsCleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield wasn't happy to see his former head coach immediately join a division rival, but Browns legend Jim Brown defended Hue Jackson for taking a role with the Cincinnati Bengals.
However, a report suggests that the Cincinnati Bengals could be open to hiring Jackson if they decide to move on from Marvin Lewis.
"Left Cleveland, goes down to Cincinnati", Mayfield said when asked about his feelings about his former coach.
Mayfield wasn't the only Browns player to interact with Jackson on Sunday.
The Browns scored a touchdown on their opening drive for the first time in 14 games.
Browns defensive back Damarious Randall was the first Cleveland player to jab Hue Jackson, who was sacked by the Browns earlier this season and now works as a consultant under Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.
The controversy surrounding his relationship with Jackson overshadowed an otherwise solid day for the 2018 first overall pick.
Dalton completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,566 yards with 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a passer rating of 89.6, the third-highest of his eight-year career.
Fans tell FOX 8 the record of 4-6-1 for the Cleveland Browns means they'll have a good mood all week. He's still being paid by both the Bengals and the Browns on Sunday.