3. Adam Gase
Adam Gase was about as hot a coaching candidate as you could get following his meteoric rise as offensive coordinator with the Peyton Manning led Denver Broncos.
He was the bright young coordinator teams were looking to hire before the league was struck by the brilliance of Sean McVay.
It seemed like the Browns tried to hire him, but they were never really in the running. With no franchise quarterback in place, and really no talent anywhere on the roster, Gase correctly passed on the Cleveland job.
It’s different this time, though. The Browns have an elite pass rusher in Myles Garrett, and elite corner in Denzel Ward and a potential franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield. Not to mention, there’s a lot of other good players on this team that trump the quality of what we’ve seen the past few seasons.
Will Gase be available though, and should the Browns want to hire him?
After starting 3-1, the Dolphins have dropped to 4-4. Entering the season, it was predicted by some oddsmakers that Gase was the top coaching candidate to be fired. Even ahead of Hue Jackson!
If he’s failing in Miami, why should the Browns want him?
Go back and listen to what Manning said about him. He is a brilliant offensive mind. He may just be limited by the offense he’s currently working with. No one considers Ryan Tannehill a franchise quarterback. He’s good, but far from great.
Gase may just be the guy who could re-ignite his career by developing Mayfield.