Report: Josh McDaniels ‘very interested’ in Browns’ HC job

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As the Cleveland Browns cast a wide net to find a new head coach following a surprisingly competitive 2018 season, there has not been a lot linking the team to New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

That is until now.

According to¬†Steve Doerschuk from CantonRep.com, McDaniels himself is “very interested” in the head coaching vacancy.¬†Doerschuk also goes on to note that the interest is mutual.

“McDaniels is enthusiastically interested in the Cleveland opening,” the report read. “The Browns have used back channels to indicate a mutual preliminary interest, but they have not invited him to an early interview. The Green Bay Packers did, and he said yes.”

Cleveland’s interest in McDaniels shouldn’t be considered too surprising. Flush with a young quarterback in Baker Mayfield, the team would be best off adding an offensive mind to the mix. McDaniels is among the most-respected on that side of the ball in the NFL.

Having already been linked to the Packers’ job, McDaniels’ interest in Cleveland should be considered surprising. Is it that the Browns’ opening is among the most appealing of the eight vacancies? This could give is a good idea relating to that possibility.