The Texans didn’t wait until the start of 2014 to settle on a new coach, snapping up Bill O’Brien before the ball dropped and taking one attractive candidate off the market.
Cleveland will continue the process of finding an attractive candidate of their own on Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is scheduled to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in Seattle.
It’s the first known interview for the Browns so far. Quinn is one of several candidates that they have shown interest in since firing Rob Chudzinski after less than a year on the job, including Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. The Browns also asked for permission to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, but Gase turned down the chance to interview for the job.
Quinn is in his first year as defensive coordinator in Seattle and has drawn interest elsewhere as a head coaching candidate as well. If he should leave, that will leave the Seahawks to find a third coordinator in three years after Gus Bradley left to coach the Jaguars in 2013.