One of the first names the Browns reached out to for their head coaching vacancy has politely declined the chance to interview — at least for now.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has postponed any potential interview with the Browns until the Broncos either win a Super Bowl or are eliminated from the playoffs.
“I’m appreciative of the interest I’ve received, but I’ve decided to postpone any potential opportunities until after our season concludes,” Gase said. “My complete focus is helping our team prepare for our divisional playoff game.”
Gase consulted with Broncos coach John Fox and executive John Elway before saying no thanks.
The first-year offensive coordinator has it pretty good now, working with Peyton Manning. And while whoever the Browns hire will have the chance to draft a quarterback with the fourth pick (or higher, as the Browns have an extra first and are clearly desperate to find one), that’s a bird in a bush compared to one of the greatest birds of all time in hand.
But the fact they can’t get a 35-year-old who has been a coordinator one year might speak more loudly to the perception around the league that the Browns are still the Browns.