Browns officially hire Stefanski as head coach

Vikings George Edwards

Browns officially hire Stefanski as head coach

From my professional level, I just could not be more eager to get to work with this group.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kevin as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns", owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam said in a press release from the team.

The son of legendary coach Bum Phillips, he's coached for 11 National Football League teams since 1976, including head coach stints with the Broncos, Bills, Cowboys, Saint, Falcons and Texans. When he was first hired by Los Angeles in 2017, he was joining a rookie head coach who was known for his offensive prowess - Sean McVay. Zimmer had a primary question for the Hall of Fame coach, one that will loom over the Vikings for the long offseason to come: How do they go from good to great? I also think we want somebody who is a continuous learner and somebody who is trying to get better all the time. "The leadership piece is a little different than the head coach, but I would say the other attributes are the same". Kevin exemplifies these qualities and more. I think the eager part for me is to get to work, buckle down and start to put together a program. Offensive co-ordinator Todd Monken is not expected to be retained by the Browns and it's not clear yet about Cleveland defensive co-ordinator Steve Wilks. Now the Browns are at least considering another long-time Viking to be the next general manager.

Eagles vice-president Andrew Berry, who previously worked in Cleveland's front office, is scheduled to interview for the GM opening later this week.

The Browns have requested an interview with Vikings VP of player personnel and assistant GM George Paton, according to numerous reports.

Minnesota will now look to fill their OC job once again as they try to rebound next year from a Divisional Round loss to the 49ers.

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