Cleveland Browns are seeking a long term answer to their head coaching woes and
have a wish list of high profile candidates.
remains, who really wants this job?
that the Browns GM John Dorsey has a short list of 3 candidates, New England Patriots
offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, University of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln
Riley and Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.
thread among them is that they are all offensive minded coaches and the Browns
will need a coach in that phase of the game to develop 2018 number one overall
draft pick Baker Mayfield.
Riley has a
rapport with Mayfield from their 3 years together at Oklahoma where Riley was
the head coach and Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy at quarterback in 2017.
has been a hot head coaching commodity in recent years despite his first stint
as a head coach in Denver ended after one and half seasons from 2009-10 and returned
to the Patriots in 2012. He turned down the head coaching position with the
Indianapolis Colts following the 2017 season.
is in his first season as Vikings offensive coordinator.
also been speculation that it may be time for Green Bay Packers’ head coach
Mike McCarthy to move on should the Packers miss the playoffs.
The Browns parted ways on October 30th
with head coach Hue Jackson after
posting 3-36-1 record in two plus season as the Browns head including going
0-16 in 2017