The Cleveland Browns requested permission to interview Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator, Nick Sirianni, for their head coaching vacancy, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
With a healthy Andrew Luck, Sirianni has helped revitalize the Colts offense. Indianapolis has the seventh best offense in the league, averaging 386.2 yards per game. The Colts offense has scored the fifth most points this season, averaging 27.1 points per game.
In Luck’s first healthy season in the past couple of seasons, Sirianni has taken advantage of his skill-set, putting together the sixth best passing offense in the league, averaging 278.8 passing yards per game.
The running game did not have the same success as the passing game, but the Colts dealt with injuries at the running back position all season. Indianapolis ranked 20th in rushing offense, averaging 107.4 rushing yards per game.
The 37-year-old coach has been coaching in the NFL since 2009, joining the Kansas City Chiefs as an offensive quality control coach. He became an assistant quarterbacks coach in 2010, before returning to his position as an offensive quality control coach. He would then spend the 2012 season as the wide receivers coach.
Sirianni joined the Chargers in 2013 as an offensive quality control coach before becoming the quarterbacks coach in 2014, serving in that role until 2015. In 2016, Sirianni coached wide receivers again, serving in that capacity until he became the Colts offensive coordinator last off-season.
Sirianni attended college at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, and was a three-year starter as a wide receiver. He spent time as the school’s defensive backs coach in 2004-2005.