The #Browns will interview #Patriots college scouting director Monti Ossenfort for their GM job tomorrow, sources say. It’s his first GM interview, because he was blocked for the #Texans GM job two years ago. A respected scout.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 16, 2020
The Houston Texans had requested permission to interview him two years ago, but the Patriots blocked him. The Browns are also expected to interview Vikings vice president of player personnel/assistant general manager George Paton and Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry.
Ossenfort has been in the NFL for 18 years with 15 of those coming in Foxbourogh. He started his time with the Patriots as a personal assistant to an area scout before elevating to a national scout and assistant director of college scouting.
It's unclear if the Browns plan on bringing in any other candidates or if they will choose from these three that already have interviews set up.
The interviewing committee for the Browns next general manager is owner Jimmy Haslam, new head coach Kevin Stefanski, executive vice president JW Johnson, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and vice president of football administration Chris Cooper.
It's interesting that Stefanski is sitting in on the interviews and it might show that he has more say in the organization. There is also a chance he is just sitting in, and doesn't really have a say on who the team is going to hire.
Whoever the team does hire needs to work well with Stefanski, or the two guys will fail and it will be more years of the Browns losing, something they are trying to avoid.