Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is one of the most innovative play-callers in the business, and he’s one of the brightest offense-minded head coaching options left on the open market. The well is starting to get dry, and the Browns decision to kick Rob Chudzinski to the curb after just one season (and for ridiculous reasons) is starting to bite them in the butt. Prospective head coaches have been looking in closely to the Browns job by contacting Chud and others, and they are all starting to realize that the destination isn’t as good as the talent dictates due to poor leadership.
Adam Gase is clearly the Browns top head coaching candidate, and they already struck out on New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was previously their top guy before spurning the Browns. McDaniels will stick around with the Patriots, and it’s possible that Gase, who is also the offensive coordinator of an AFC Championship team, spurns the Browns as well (it was reported that people close to Gase, like others in the league, are telling him to stay away from the Browns opening).
The Denver Post’s Mike Klis reports that the Browns interest in Gase hasn’t waned at all, and the Browns are in fact still waiting for the Broncos playoffs to end in order to interview Gase for the opening. He’s clearly their top candidate, especially since the Browns want to hire an offense-minded head coach. And why wouldn’t they? Their defense is solid, but their offense lacks a franchise QB, feature back, and could definitely use a legit No. 2 WR to help Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron out; getting an OC as their head coach would help further the growth of their offense, though they were obviously too short-sighted to keep Chud in the first place.