The Cleveland Browns finally hired a head coach on Thursday, making them the last team to fill the vacancy despite the fact they were the second team to fire their original head coach. Cleveland would have been the first team to fire their coach and the Houston Texans not fired Gary Kubiak a few weeks prior, but now the first guy fired and the last team to make a hire may be joining forces.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Browns are looking at Gary Kubiak as the team’s new offensive coordinator.
Hear there’s interest in Gary Kubiak for #Browns OC job. Would make sense, given team’s FA love for RB Ben Tate, who’d be in the same system
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2014
The Browns lost Norv Turner when he was hired away by the Minnesota Vikings, but it was likely that he may have been gone even if that hadn’t happened. Either way, there’s a hole where Turner once was and the Browns seem interested in Kubiak taking the position.
This begs the question of why the Browns simply didn’t hire Kubiak as head coach but hey, Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam know what they’re doing.