The Cleveland Browns decided to fire head coach Mike Pettine, following another lackluster season. Now, the search for a new head coach begins and there are many potential candidates.
It has been a long time since the Browns were a relevant playoff contender, with the team being absent from the postseason since the 2002 season.
Looking ahead at the upcoming offseason, the Browns are going to have a top pick and a lot of talent on their current roster to work with. Cleveland will have to decide if they use that pick to address the quarterback position in the 2016 NFL Draft.
No matter what the Browns decide to do at quarterback, they have to find a coach that can take them back to contention. Hiring a head coach can be hit or miss, but there are proven coaches looking for new jobs that the Browns could look at.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at five potential head coaching candidates that the Browns could look at hiring.