Report: Bills’ Brian Daboll could be Browns ‘sleeper’ candidate
The Cleveland Browns are taking their time concluding their head coaching search, but there’s reportedly one under-the-radar name to keep an eye on as the process continues.
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll had a strong interview with the Browns, and is a potential “sleeper” pick for the Cleveland head coaching job.
The @Browns interviewed eight candidates, including McDaniels and three current playoff coordinators (Bienemy, Saleh, Stefanski). If there's a "sleeper" it is Bills OC Brian Daboll, who had a strong interview, via sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 11, 2020
Daboll just finished his second season as the Bills’ offensive coordinator. Prior to that, he spent a year at Alabama in the same role. He was Cleveland’s offensive coordinator in 2009 and 2010, and has also served in the role with the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. Amid all that, he has also been an assistant to Bill Belichick on the New England Patriots.
The Browns have a wide variety of candidates to choose from, and they seem willing to take their time during this process. It sounds like Daboll may have made a stronger impression than at least some of his counterparts, though.