Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Cleveland Browns will Panthers OC Rob Chudzinski for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday.
This comes shortly after Jay Glazer reported that Cleveland will interview Bengals DC Mike Zimmer for the job as well.
The Browns search now consists of:
- Colts OC Bruce Arians
- Alouettes HC Marc Trestman (CFL)
- Cardinals DC Ray Horton
- Bengals DC Mike Zimmer
- Panthers OC Rob Chudzinski
Chudzinski was a former Browns offensive coordinator. He’s widely regarded as one of the best offensive coaches in the league, so it makes sense that he would at least get an interview with one of the five remaining teams in need of a head coach.
Zimmer is as respected as any coach in the league and his resume speaks for itself. The only surprise is that he hasn’t drawn more interest in recent years given how productive his defenses have been in Cincinnati. The Chargers are also in play for Zimmer.