The Cleveland Browns said they knew what they were doing when they fired first-year head coach Rob Chudzinski. But while they may have thought they knew what they were doing, one thing they forgot to consider was that the Browns coaching job isn’t as lucrative as Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam are under the impression it is.
Josh McDainels emerged as a an immediate favorite to land the job, but despite an interview that the Patriots offensive coordinator called “awesome”, he has decided to pull his name out of the running to be the team’s next head coach.
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has withdrawn from consideration for the Cleveland Browns HC job, per a league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2014
The Browns have either offered the job to someone else or McDaniels has just lost interest in the job. Either way, it’s clear that the Browns won’t be getting the guy many considered to be the frontrunner for the job and their search isn’t over yet.
It could be close to being over though, as Darin Gantt points out that coaches tend to pull their names out of the running when the job has been offered to someone else. There has been mountain momentum for Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Ben McAdoo but until the Browns hire someone we have can’t pin a name to the job.