The day began with guys like Leslie Frazier, Jim Schwartz, Mike Shanahan and Dennis Allen looking at a high chance of being fired by the time the day was over, but in a pretty surprising turn of events, Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski is the first name to be blacked out ahead of Black Monday in the NFL.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Browns will be firing Rob Chudzinski after just one season as the team’s head coach.
Rob Chudzinski will be fired by the #Browns, per league sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 29, 2013
This news comes after a day where almost out of the blue, Chudzinski’s name was added to the list of coaches on the hot seat. There’s conflicting reports form Jason La Canfora from CBS Sports who says the firing hasn’t happened and may not happen until later in the week, but things are clearly not looking good for Chudzinski.
Coaches usually do not get fired after only one season but it’s starting to look like the Browns were just going through the motions all season long with Chudzinski after losing out on Chip Kelly in the offseason. The new regime in Cleveland was supposed to bring stability but after just one year of the Joe Banner era, the Browns are already on their second head coach.