On Thursday, we learned that former Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains would be joining the Browns’ coaching staff as either quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator.
According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, it is “very likely” that Loggains will be the quarterbacks coach. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a similar report, adding that Loggains could still wind up as the offensive coordinator. The Browns have interviewed Kyle Shanahan and Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for that post, although Cabot adds that no hire is imminent and the search could continue into next week.
Hiring a quarterbacks coach before an offensive coordinator isn’t something you see very often, especially when that position coach is also seen as a possible coordinator, but the Browns have certainly beat to their own drum throughout the hiring process at all levels of their coaching staff.
Should Loggains wind up as quarterbacks coach, he’ll have plenty to do this offseason. The Browns will either draft or acquire at least one quarterback and they have Brian Hoyer returning from a knee injury to go with the installation of a new offense whose creator remains unknown.