A few Browns assistant coaches have taken jobs elsewhere this offseason and there may soon be another leaving in the immediate future.
Wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Chad O’Shea is reportedly a finalist for the vacant offensive coordinator position of the New York Giants according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
Also in the mix for the job are Texans quarterbacks coach and former Browns assistant head coach Pep Hamilton as well as Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka.
O’Shea has spent the last two seasons with the Browns after a lengthy stint in New England as the wide receivers coach and also spending the 2019 season as the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. As an assistant in New England, O’Shea was part of three Super Bowl championships with the Patriots.
In his two seasons with the Browns, no wide receiver eclipsed 1,000 yards in a single season but the development of Donovan Peoples-Jones could be credited to O’Shea’s coaching. The 2020 sixth-round pick had 34 catches for 597 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games (9 starts) this season and has shown promise to be a solid WR2/WR3 going forward.
If O’Shea does indeed get the job, he would be the third Browns assistant coach to depart this offseason as defensive line coach Chris Kiffin left for Ole Miss and assistant defensive line coach Jeremy Garrett left to become the Liberty defensive line coach.