Two teams so far have asked the Browns permission to interview offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for their head coaching job.
But those teams might be trying to lure him as part of a package deal with his father.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Bills, 49ers and Raiders are interested in Shanahan the Younger as an assistant with his father Mike as head coach. The Bills and 49ers have asked to interview Kyle for their head coaching job, so far.
Though the appeal of working with family is a wholesome American story, the Browns wouldn’t be obligated to let Kyle out of his contract to go as an assistant.
That’s likely why the Bills and 49ers are using head coaching interviews for Kyle as cover for their actual intentions.
Father and son worked together four years in Washington, and you understand why they’d like to do so again.