Browns could offer Josh McDaniels complete control of football operations
The Cleveland Browns are deciding to clean house once again after parting ways with John Dorsey as the team’s general manager on Tuesday. According to Gil Brandt, Cleveland could offer Josh McDaniels complete control of the football operations.
Don't be surprised if Browns target Josh McDaniels and hand him Belichick-like role with complete control of the groceries and menu.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 31, 2019
Besides letting Dorsey go, the Browns also fired Freddie Kitchens as the head coach after just one season at the position. Therefore, Cleveland is beginning to compile a list of coaching candidates that could help the Browns become a winning organization.
Among them, McDaniels has emerged as a front-runner due to his time with the New England Patriots. However, McDaniels does have previous head coaching experience when he coached the Denver Broncos in 2009-2010.
The Broncos would fire McDaniels in his second season with the team after going 11-17 during his time in Denver. Just two years later, McDaniels returned to the Patriots to be the offensive coordinator for the second time in his coaching career.
As bad as his tenure was with the Broncos, it happened 10 years ago and Kyle Orton was his starting quarterback. Since his return to New England in 2012, the Patriots have won three more Super Bowls—including last year against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Browns are desperate to become a prominent franchise after having their 17th straight season of missing the playoffs. Provided that, it makes sense for Cleveland to hire someone who has experience with a winning organization.
Before the 2018 season, McDaniels was slated to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. After giving it some thought, McDaniels chose to stick with the Patriots. Therefore, it’s going to take an irrefutable offer to pry McDaniels from New England.