According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Browns have also requested permission to interview Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski for their head-coaching job.
This brings the list of requested interviews for the Browns to:
- Patriots OC Josh McDaniels (NFLTR)
- Ravens OC Greg Roman (NFLTR)
- 49ers DC Robert Saleh (NFLTR)
- Mike McCarthy (NFLTR)
- Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski
Stefanski was a finalist for the Browns’ job last year. In fact, prior reports have said that the Browns’ analytics department favored hiring Stefanski last year over Freddie Kitchens.
Stefanski, 37, began his NFL coaching career as an operations intern with the Eagles back in 2005. He was later hired by the Vikings as an assistant to head coach a year later.
Stafanksi has held a number of positions including TEs coach, RBs coach and QBs coach before being promoted to the team’s interim offensive coordinator after they fired John DeFilippo during the season last year.
After interviewing for head-coaching jobs last January, Stafanksi returned to the Vikings and was hired as their full-time offensive coordinator.
In 2019, the Vikings’ offense ranked No. 16 in total yards, No. 8 in points scored, No. 6 in rushing yards and No. 23 in passing yards.