Usually when college coaches start taking their name out of consideration for jobs, it means it’s been offered to someone else.
But while we don’t know if the Browns are close to making a hire, we do know who won’t be their next head coach.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has “withdrawn from consideration” for the job.
Many presumed McDaniels to be the front-runner, based on his relationship with Browns General Manager Mike Lombardi. And this would sadly end the hopes of a McDaniels-Tebow reunion in Cleveland, which would have been so perfect on so many levels.
But the Browns have cast a wide net in their search for Rob Chudzinski’s replacement, with college coaches joining some of the usual suspect coordinators and off-the-beaten-path position coaches (such as Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo) on their list.