Why Josh McDaniels might not want Cleveland Browns job


Once again, Josh McDaniels is getting considerable interest when it comes to becoming a head coach.

The Browns, Giants and Panthers have all reportedly shown interest, including a report that McDaniels is the Browns' top choice. It seems like a perfect fit given his affection for Baker Mayfield as well as being from the Cleveland area, but maybe it isn't as perfect as it seems.

According to long-time Browns writer Tony Grossi, Paul DePodesta, the Browns' COO, who is based in California, will have a greater role in the organization following parting ways with general manager John Dorsey and firing of Freddie Kitchens earlier this week.

The report says DePodesta will over-see the football department thousands of miles away.

So, how does this impact McDaniels? The report says McDaniels may not agree to any set-up involving DePodesta, even if that includes him getting to hire his own personnel man.

There have been several reports connecting McDaniels and current Patriots pro personnel director Dave Ziegler to the Browns, but based off this, McDaniels may not want it with DePodesta's increased role.

DePodesta does not have much experience with football as prior to being hired as the Browns' COO in 2016, he worked in baseball for many years, including several seasons as the Dodgers' general manager.

McDaniels is not permitted by NFL rules to interview for any job until following the Patriots' Wild Card game.