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Next Browns Coach Might Cost A Lot of Money to Bring In

Are head coaching candidates going to be scared away from the Browns, or are they simply going to want more money guaranteed?


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."