The Cleveland Browns are casting a wide net of candidates for their head coaching vacancy and we’ll take a look at every reported candidate.
The Cleveland Browns and general manager John Dorsey are taking an aggressive approach to their head coaching vacancy. The Browns are planning on interviewing a variety of candidates, as they have requested permission to interview multiple assistants.
After firing former head coach Hue Jackson at the end of October, the front office has had weeks to research potential candidates. With the front office putting together their list of potential candidates, the Browns had two coaches on their own staff put themselves in consideration.
Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams and interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens performed so well in their new roles during the second half of the season that Dorsey said he will interview both coaches.
The Browns will be looking for a coach that will pair with quarterback Baker Mayfield for the long-term future, so they must nail this coaching cycle. Although it would make sense to make a move for an offensive minded coach to work with Mayfield, the Browns are looking at a variety of candidates.
Despite being able to research candidates for the past two months, it would not be a surprise to see the Browns take their time with this coaching search and look at every option. Dorsey likely has his top guys on his mind, but interviews can always change the perception of a candidate.
This list will be updated each time a new candidate has either been requested for an interview or has interviewed. Here’s a look at the known candidates so far and their coaching backgrounds.
Last updated: January 2nd (Jim Caldwell)