The Cleveland Browns were the second team this season to fire their head coach and they’re now the last to fill the vacancy. After giving Rob Chudzinski the boot, the Browns coaching disaster continues, but the light at the end of their tunnel has always been Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
Throughout the whole process, it appeared that Gase was the one guy they were waiting to interview, and in the process they lost out on Ben McAdoo, Josh McDaniels, Todd Bowles and the countless other candidates who either got hired somewhere else or withdrew their names from the Browns’ search.
Now, after waiting almost a month to interview and likely hire Gase, reports have surfaced that state he is ‘inclined’ to return to the Broncos in 2014 and kindly reject the Browns head coaching job. The excellent Mary Kay Cabot published a report that stated Gase is leaning towards returning to the Broncos in 2014 and not taking the Browns job, something that would detonate the nuclear bomb that Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam are sitting on.
It doesn’t seem like a hard choice for Gase. He can either leave the cushiest job in the NFL where he literally has to do very little other than let Peyton Manning run the offense, or he can dive into a toxic swamp in Cleveland where he’ll likely be fired next year when the Browns reveal they haven’t found their guy yet.
For outside observers, this situation in Cleveland keeps getting more and more hilariously embarrassing as the hours pass. For Browns fans, time continues to stand still as it might as well be 1997 and the team still not even exist yet.