The fact that former Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski was fired after one season might have an effect that the front office didn't consider: because it sets a precedent of needing to "win immediately," new coaches aren't going to be attracted by the thought of being "one-and-done."
If a new coach is one-and-done, they are going to want a big pay day. Chudzinski, for example, will be getting a reported $10.5 million over the next three years. The next head coach is going to want even more money, and they know that Jimmy Haslam will be all-but-forced to shell it out.
Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Sports tweeted this information out earlier today:
Said an agent who reps a HC candidate on the #Browns opening: "Won't be easy for them to get any of the top guys after firing the last guy after 1 season. Money can only go so far."
While some might read that as coaches being scared away, I see it as an early negotiation tactic: "if you want to hire us, fine, but you're going to have to pay up."