The Cleveland Browns are seeking a long term answer to their head coaching woes and have a wish list of high profile candidates.
Question remains, who really wants this job?
Reports are 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.
The common 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.
McDaniels 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.
John DeFillipo is in his first season as Vikings offensive coordinator.
There has 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