Cleveland Browns Hiring Mike McCarthy As Head Coach
The Cleveland Browns are hiring Mike McCarthy as their head coach, that much is clear.
Cleveland opted not to interview McCarthy the last time the organization had a coaching vacancy, and everyone saw how that decision turned out.
This time around, the Browns appear to be learning from their mistake.
According to ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, “McCarthy expected to get more focused consideration with Browns job than last year.”
Mike McCarthy expected to get more focused consideration with Browns job than last year, a source says. Browns casting wide net but McCarthy will be involved.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 30, 2019
SportsLine recently released the betting odds for Cleveland’s next head coach, and McCarthy was the clear favorite at +300.
Who will be the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns?
Mike McCarthy +300
Josh McDaniels +450
Ron Rivera +600
Urban Meyer +800
Kevin Stefanski +1000
Matt Rhule +1500
Via @SportsLine Oddsmakers
— SportsLine (@SportsLine) December 30, 2019
McCarthy certainly makes a lot of sense for the Browns. His time with the Green Bay Packers came to an end far more as a result of philosophical disagreements with Aaron Rodgers than his coaching acumen.
Over the span of more than 200 games with his old team McCarthy put together a record of 125-77-2 and won a Super Bowl.
His head coaching credentials are far superior to anyone else Cleveland is considering for the position.
It appears that the Browns will do their best to cast a wide net and interview a variety of categories, but ultimately McCarthy is the guy who will walk away with the job.