Cleveland, OH, United States (AHN Sports) – The Cleveland Browns are reportedly interested in hiring an offensive coordinator and former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress emerged as an early favorite for the job, multiple sources reported Sunday.
With Pat Shurmur struggling in his first year of duty as head coach and offensive coordinator, the Browns are reportedly looking to hire a sideline tactician that can jolt up their anemic offense.
The Browns went into Sunday’s season-finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of worst offensive teams in the NFL, averaging 194.8 passing yards (23rd) and 97.3 rushing yards (28th).
According to a league insider, Childress emerged as the early candidate for the job because of his association with Shurmur during their time with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Childress served as an offensive coordinator for the Eagles for seven years, while Shurmur was the team’s quarterback coach for nine years.
Aside from Childress, the Browns are also considering candidates with West Coast offense backgrounds.