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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is optimistic that fulfilling a promise can be a turning point for his team.

Ahead of the 2017 season, Jackson said he would jump in Lake Erie if the Browns finished worse than their 1-15 record from 2016. They went 0-16.

“Hopefully I can get the whole organization to go jump in with me. It’ll be a cleansing of the Cleveland Browns, that’s what it will be,” Jackson said at the combine Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Pat McManamon.

Though the coach doesn’t yet know when he’ll go through with it – it was 50 degrees in Cleveland on Wednesday shortly before 2 p.m. ET – he’s planning for the jump to benefit his charitable foundation, which aids victims of human trafficking.

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As Hue Jackson seeks to turn around the Cleveland Browns’ fortunes on the field, he is also looking to make a much bigger difference off it.

Jackson is set to launch the Hue Jackson Foundation, which has the goal of helping those impacted by human trafficking, according to the Browns’ official website.

The foundation will focus on awareness, prevention, and healing for victims of trafficking.

Jackson and his wife Michelle have three daughters and say they are starting the foundation for reasons close to their hearts.

Ohio has some of the highest human trafficking rates in the U.S., the Browns’ website notes.