Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels raises his hand while leaving the field after their 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns granted permission to interview Patriots' Josh McDaniels

After firing former head coach Rob Chudzinki the Cleveland Browns are in need of a replacement.

The early favorite for the job is New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who the Browns were pushing to interview just hours after firing Chudzinki.

Thankfully, the request was granted as the Patriots gave McDaniels permission to speak with Cleveland Browns, this according to Albert Breer:

Per source, the Patriots have granted the Browns permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

It’s expected that the interview will take place in the very near future as New England will not allow McDaniels to interview past this coming Sunday since the Patriots are in the playoffs and need to prepare for their Divisional Round matchup.

Whether or not McDaniels actually takes the job is another argument all together, though early indications suggest he’s certainly atop the Browns wishlist.

McDaniels, who returned to the New England Patriots in 2011 was formerly the head coach of the Denver Broncos for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He amassed a 11-17 record at the helm.

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