With that said, someone soon will need to hand Jackson a warm towel - and perhaps some extremely hot soup - after the coach said that he would honor a vow he made one year ago.
That vow was that if his team went 1-15 again, that people would find him "swimming in (Lake Erie)."
"I made that statement. I got to back it up," said Jackson, who owns a 1-30 mark at the helm of the Browns.
Now, the winless Browns need to post their first win of the season in their finale versus the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-3) on Sunday just to reach 1-15. They haven't won in the Steel City since 2003 when Tim Couch was their quarterback and Butch Davis was the head coach.
Jackson said he would keep his word regardless of Sunday's outcome.
"I got to," he said. "How? You just jump in. When? That's going to be at my convenience and hopefully I can get a lot of people to come out. It'd be something that we're going to make special.
"I don't like it. Don't like to do it for the reason why I'm having to do it, but I have to make do on my word. I just think that's what you do."
The coach also said the plunge will benefit the Hue Jackson Foundation, which supports efforts to combat human trafficking in Cleveland.