Browns coaching search: Gase may stay in Denver even if offered per Mary Kay Cabot
Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
According to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase may not want to leave the Broncos even if the Cleveland Browns were to offer him their head coaching job. The Browns are currently waiting for the Broncos and Seattle Seahawks to finish their playoff runs in order to be able to talk to Gase and Dan Quinn, the defensive coordinator of Seahawks.
The Browns have already interviewed Quinn, but they cannot offer him the job, should they want to go that route, until he is out of the playoffs. At this point, the favorites for the job appear to be Quinn and Mike Pettine, the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills if this report is to be believed.
Many have suggested that Gase is the man the Browns want, but they have not actually talked to him to this point. They have stressed doing their due diligence in their search and wanted to speak with him before making a decision. It is unclear where this report is really coming from, but could pave the way for the Browns to go ahead and hire Pettine, who is expected to have a second interview. Since the Browns are the last team to need a head coach, they are not in position where they feel the need to rush.