The Cleveland Browns got their man.
Earlier this afternoon, the club announced the hire of Hue Jackson, former Bengals offensive coordinator and Raiders head coach. Twitter exploded at the news.
And the reactions? Overwhelmingly positive.
National and local media, players, and fans all voiced their approval for the move.
The most important characters in this story -- the players -- wholeheartedly approve of the move, as Jackson is known as a player's coach.
Quick straw poll in texting some Browns players: They're ecstatic. Hue Jackson makes football fun. He's innovative & will score touchdowns— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) January 13, 2016
Text from Browns WR Andrew Hawkins on Hue Jackson, who he played for in Cincy: "Love it, what i was hoping ... https://t.co/nHwpMfu9mu— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 13, 2016
Current Bengal offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth and former Bengal safety Artrell Hawkins, Jr. also voiced his approval for his former coach.
Text from Bengals OT/captain Andrew Whitworth on what the Browns are getting in new head coach Hue Jackson ... pic.twitter.com/NPEGiRerNX— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 13, 2016
I've played 4 Bill Belichick, and spent countless hours with Hue Jackson and my opinion is there isn't much difference! #BlackBillBelichick— Artrell Hawkins Jr. (@artrellhawkins) January 13, 2016
Respected national media members called the hire a smart move.
Hue Jackson gets Browns job, per @MikeSilver. Superb hire. Jackson made Dalton better and maximized Cin weapons. Congrats to him and Browns.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 13, 2016
Hue Jackson would've been my #1 target as HC if I owned a team— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) January 13, 2016
I am thrilled with the news the Browns hired Hue Jackson! Let the turnaround begin. #theygotthisoneright!!!!— Jay Crawford (@jaycrawfordespn) January 13, 2016
If you are a Browns fan who wanted Hue: Your owner & his team went out and seized the moment. Give them points for that.— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 13, 2016
And fans, often the most difficult to please (and rightly so, judging by the team's ineptitude since 1999), nearly unanimously applauded the decision.
I like hue Jackson a lot. if anyone can turn around the Browns it's him— jordan (@mcwilliams__) January 13, 2016
THIRSTY FOR BROWNS SUCCESS BRO CLEVELAND BELIEVES IN YOU HUE JACKSON— '16 tito (@NotFrancona) January 13, 2016
For once, im very satisfied with our new head coach.. @browns #huejackson— Josh Richards (@joshrichards182) January 13, 2016
SuperBowl!!!!! #HueJackson #Browns— bradley beachy (@reallytallmenno) January 13, 2016
#Browns looked way more professional on this hire than the last. Better process. Got to give some credit to Jed Hughes and the search firm.— Those Sports Guys (@SportsGuys216) January 13, 2016
Even a prominent local T-shirt company is onboard.
Our phone blew up for requests as soon as the announcement came. Cleveland Hue Gotta Believe! RT if you believe! pic.twitter.com/bABoxVQ2a8— GV Art + Design (@GVartwork) January 13, 2016
It's difficult not to like the hire of Hue Jackson.
I certainly have my doubts, such as Jackson's commitment to the club's new philosophy and dedication to analytics. Jackson is a good coach, but will he play nice with the rest of the front office? For now, though, I'm willing to give Hue the benefit of the doubt.
What do you think? Let your opinion be heard in the comments section below.