The Browns are the only NFL team without a head coach and it seems that their timetable for changing that is going to have a lot to do with the availability of assistants in Sunday’s conference championship games.
Their interest in Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has been known for a while, but Gase opted not to take any interviews until after Denver’s season came to an end. Reports now indicate that Gase is leaning toward not interviewing at all, which may lead the Browns back to a coach they’ve already interviewed.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Browns are interested in a second interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who interviewed with Cleveland during Seattle’s bye week in the playoffs. Per Rapoport, there’s mutual interest and that Kyle Shanahan, Gary Kubiak and Mike Mularkey are potential offensive coordinators if Quinn does wind up with the job in Cleveland.
Several candidates interviewed by the Browns have either taken other jobs or withdrawn their names from consideration. Those that haven’t include Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, former Titans head coach Mike Munchak and Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia.