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Gregg Williams isn’t in the running for Browns’ full-time head coaching

Gregg Williams
Per ESPN’s Ian RapaportCleveland Browns interim coach Gregg Williams isn’t considered a front-runner in the slightest for the full-time job. He will, however, receive an interview like any other candidate.

After Week 8 of the season, the Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson, who had been hired in 2016 and won just three games during his tenure. They replaced him with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The Browns also fired offensive coordinator Todd Haley and replaced him with former running backs coach Freddie Kitchens.

Things in Cleveland have turned around since Baker Mayfield was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. After a 26-18 win against their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Browns are 7-7-1 and have clinched their best record since they went 10-6 in 2007.

Over that span, the closest the Browns had been to be going over .500 was 2014 when they went 7-6. In 2016 the Browns went 1-15 and in 2017 they went 0-16.

Rookie sensation Baker Mayfield truly believes in his head coach Williams and has been determined to lead the turnaround for the Cleveland Browns franchise.

Mayfield told NFL Network:

“People love the Browns and have stuck with them through some bad years. I’m going to do whatever I can to turn that around. I don’t know what that feels like. I don’t know what they went through. And I don’t ever want to know what that feels like”

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has also reported that Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase could be a potential frontrunner for the Cleveland job. That is only if the Dolphins decide to part ways. The Dolphins have gone just 6 and 10 this season, leaving Gase on the hot seat. Not to mention,  Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has been a fan Gase and his offensive system for some time now.

Time will only tell where the Browns will go with their new opening.