Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns OC Kyle Shanahan would consider making a lateral move and take an offensive coordinator position.
According to Cabot, Shanahan’s willingness to consider other opportunities stems from friction between the Browns’ coaching staff and their front office.
Sources tell Cabot that the biggest issue within the Browns is that the coaching staff and front office aren’t seeing eye to eye on some key issues. On top of that, a high-ranking personnel member reportedly texted down to the sidelines about the team’s play calls, which caused a stir with the coaching staff.
Beyond that, Cabot mentions that Browns’ coaches may have felt pressure to start rookie QB Johnny Manziel in the final games of the season, even though there wasn’t a mandate from the front office to do so.
Cabot reported Monday night that three NFL teams in need of a head coach are interested pairing Kyle with his father Mike, so there could be opportunities for him to land in a more stable environment.
According to Cabot, the 49ers, Raiders and Bills are the three teams with interest in the Shanahans. The Bears will reportedly interview Mike at some point, so they could also be an option.
It’s worth mentioning that Kyle is currently the Browns offensive coordinator, and in order for him take the same position with another team, Cleveland would have to let him out of his contract.
An interested club could offer Kyle a promotion such as assistant head coach, which would prevent this from being a lateral move.
We’ll have more updates regarding the Shanahan’s as the news is available.