Mark Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the a source informed her that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels “would jump at the chance to coach the Browns.”
There’s been a lot of speculation in the last month as to who the next Browns head coach will be, assuming that current head coach Pat Shurmur is fired at the end of the season. Coaches like Andy Reid and Nick Saban have been tossed out as possible options, but there were reports from last night that suggested Saban is highly unlikely to leave Alabama for the NFL.
The fact that McDaniels’ name came up has to do with the rumor that Michael Lombardi could replace Tom Heckert as the Browns general manager. If that ended up being the case, Lombardi would almost certainly look to the Patriots for personnel and McDaniels is respectable enough option in the eyes of NFL executives that he could be offered a second chance at being a head coach.