The on-again, off-again prospects of Kyle Shanahan with the Browns appear to be on for real this time. Alex Marvez reports via his sources that the Browns have made Shanahan the offensive coordinator for Mike Pettine’s Cleveland Browns.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) February 1, 2014
While many more details of what Kyle Shanahan is going to do need to come forth, it seems like a pretty good hire from the outside. In Shanahan, the Browns are getting a candidate with good experience, despite being just 34 years-old.
Shanahan obviously had a foot in the door via his father, Mike Shanahan, but he’s got a lot of stops since starting his coaching career in 2003. He’s been in offensive coaching and staff positions with the Buccaneers, Texans, and finally alongside his dad with the Redskins. Shanahan’s been an offensive coordinator since the Texans gave him the gig in 2008.
Obviously, nothing on a resume can prove that he’ll be successful in Cleveland. The all-important quarterback questions have helped to overmatch every other offensive coordinator in Cleveland since 1999, and it won’t be any different for Shanahan. So, whether it’s helping Brian Hoyer become the real deal, bringing along a drafted rookie or some combination of the two, Shanahan’s success will ultimately ride on that QB.
But as Cleveland fans, you already knew that.