Browns general manager John Dorsey isn’t ruling out any possibility when it comes to replacing Hue Jackson as the team’s head coach.
Dorsey said Wednesday the Browns want to find the best option for the franchise going forward and won’t let age or gender play a role in their decision as long as the candidate proves to be the best fit.
“I just want the best possible head coach to move this thing forward regardless of age,” Dorsey told reporters Wednesday, via 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland. “I mean it could be a woman, too. I’m serious. We’re going to look at everything is what I’m trying to tell you all.”
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He added about the search: “I’ve never headed one, I’ve been a part of one in Green Bay. One of the most important decisions (is) the hiring of the right head coach for this organization moving forward. I think about that every day driving home.”
Dorsey also said he will interview interim head coach Gregg Williams for the job and gave credit to how well Williams and offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens have led the team since Jackson’s departure, according to cleveland.com.
Jackson was fired in late October after the team opened the season 2-5-1. He finished with a 3-36-1 record during his two-plus seasons as Browns head coach. He has since joined the Bengals staff as a “special assistant.”