New Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski will interview former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, according to cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot.
Scangarello, 47, will interview with the Browns on Monday or Tuesday.
The Browns could hire Scangarello as an offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach.
The team might not have an offensive coordinator given Stefanski’s offensive background and the issues that arose under fired head coach Freddie Kitchens, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.
More on the searches:
— The #Browns have hired former #Dolphins OC Chad O’Shea as their new WRs coach and passing game coordinator.
— Cleveland is interviewing Rich Scangarello this week, as @MaryKayCabot reported, but they may not have an OC
All here: https://t.co/Jw6r8U3Xe4
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2020
Broncos coach Vic Fangio fired Scangarello this month after one season, in which the team had a 7-9 record.
Former Browns coach Pat Shurmur has replaced Scangarello in Denver.
In 2019, the Broncos ranked 28th in the NFL in total offense (298.6 yards per game) and scoring (17.6 points per game).
Denver played Joe Flacco, Brandon Allen and rookie Drew Lock at quarterback this past season.
Scangarello helped Allen prepare for his first NFL start on Nov. 3, when the Broncos beat the Browns, 24-19.
As a starter, Lock finished with a 4-1 record to conclude the Broncos’ season, but it wasn’t enough for Scangarello to keep his job.
In October, the Broncos traded one wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders — one of their top playmakers — to the San Francisco 49ers along with a 2020 fifth-round pick in exchange for 2020 third and fourth-round picks.
The Broncos didn’t have anyone to replace Sanders’ production.
Scangarello served as the 49ers quarterbacks coach from 2017-2018, the Atlanta Falcons offensive quality control coach in 2015 and the Oakland Raiders offensive quality control coach in 2009.
In San Francisco, Scangarello coached under current head coach Kyle Shanahan.
If the Browns hire Scangarello, he could install Shanahan’s style of offense.
Scangarello also has collegiate experience:
- 2016: offensive coordinator at Wagner
- 2012-2014: offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Wagner
- 2010-2011: Assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Millsaps
- 2008: Co-offensive coordinator at UC Davis
- 2004-2008: Wide receivers coach at UC Davis
- 2002-2003: Quarterbacks coach at Idaho
- 2001: Offensive coordinator at Carleton
- 2000: Graduate assistant at Idaho
- 1998-1999: Graduate assistant at UC Davis
Georgia coach Kirby Smart hired former Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken earlier this week, leaving Cleveland with an OC vacancy.
Monken will serve as Georgia’s offensive coordinator for the 2020 season.
The Browns could also consider Brad Childress for their offensive coordinator position.
Childress, 63, worked on the Chicago Bears coaching staff for the past two years under coach Matt Nagy.
Whoever the Browns hire as offensive coordinator will work alongside Chad O’Shea, whom the team hired as its new wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.
The Miami Dolphins fired O’Shea after the 2019 season.
It marked O’Shea’s only season as Dolphins’ offensive coordinator.
Leave a Reply