Cleveland Browns coaching rumors: Broncos OC Adam Gase withdraws from consideration

Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are the only team in the NFL that has yet to name a head coach for the 2014 season, but they have had their eyes on Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase since the beginning of their coaching search.

Gase has been busy helping the Broncos focus on their playoff run and he has now informed the Browns that he will withdraw as a candidate for the job to focus on Super Bowl preparations.

From Mike Klis of the Denver Post:

Gase has a great relationship with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and it would have taken a perfect opportunity to lure him away from Denver. He obviously doesn’t view the Browns opening as something worth leaving his current situation for.

It is a big blow to the Browns, who will now be forced to look at Plan B.

Without Gase as an option, the Browns will now consider names like New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia,  Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

Topics: Adam Gase, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos

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  • Gary

    The Browns pass on other available coaching prospects waiting for Gase and he doesn’t even want the job.
    They will end up selecting someone they really didn’t want. Have another losing season and do this all again next year.

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