5 Head coach candidates Cleveland Browns could consider in 2023

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Cleveland Browns head coach candidate No. 1: Mike Tomlin, Steelers Coach

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about whether or not Mike Tomlin should be on the hot seat. That might not be the case since the Pittsburgh Steelers are very patient but smoke is only around when there’s a fire.

And if the rumors are true and Tomlin is let go, he won’t be out of work for long.

Originally hired by Pittsburgh back in 2007, Tomlin spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under Jon Gruden. He even won a title with them as the defensive backs coach when they picked apart the Raiders. He then spent one season in Minnesota as a defensive coordinator before landing his current job.

Tomlin quickly found success, leading the Steelers to a 10-6 record. He followed that up with a 12-4 campaign, which ended with a Super Bowl win.

While he hasn’t gotten back to the title game, Tomlin still boasts a career record of 159-93-2 and is 8-9 in the postseason. In addition to that, he’s never had a losing season in 15 years. Assuming they don’t win out, that will change this year. And for those who want to blame him, he’s working with Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky under center, so what did you expect?

Should the Browns decide to move on from Stefanski, Tomlin is someone that would make a lot of sense. He would also be motivated to beat the Steelers for letting him go, which is an added bonus.