Report: Shanahan is Browns offensive coordinator
FEB 01, 2014 12:16p ET
The Browns are hiring Kyle Shanahan as the team's offensive coordinator, according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez.
Shanahan, 34, was fired along with his father, Mike, after the 2013 season. Kyle Shanahan has been an offensive coordinator for the past six seasons in the NFL. He had been the Redskins' offensive coordinator since 2010 and prior to that he was the Texans' offensive coordinator in 2008-09.
Shanahan's offenses have been among the top 10 in the NFL on four occasions, in terms of yards per game. His best two years were with the Texans in 2008-09 when they finished third and fourth. The Redskins finished fifth in the NFL in 2012 when Robert Griffin III had a breakout rookie season.
Shanahan, reportedly was up for the offensive coordinator positions with the Ravens and the Dolphins but the Ravens hired Gary Kubiak and the Dolphins hired former Eagles quarterback coach Bill Lazor. Shanahan interviewed with the Browns this past Wednesday.
The offensive coordinator is considered a key hire for Mike Pettine's staff as Pettine's entire NFL background has been on the defensive side of the ball. The Browns offensive coordinator is expected to have input in what offense the Browns will run and have say regarding what quarterbacks will direct the team in the future.
The Browns have hired former Titans' offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains as quarterbacks coach and former Ravens' offensive line coach Andy Moeller as their offensive line coach according to NFL Network's Albert Breer. The Browns have not announced the hirings.