The Cleveland Browns are blowing it up once again as owner Jimmy Haslam announced Sunday night that he has fired general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine.
Farmer had been with the Browns since 2013 while Pettine was hired as head coach in 2014. Over the course of the last three seasons, the Browns went 15-34 with their best season coming in 2014 when they posted a 7-9 record.
The Browns have missed horribly with top draft picks over the course of the last three seasons and that includes the selections of quarterback Johnny Manziel, cornerback Justin Gilbert, linebacker Barkevious Mingo and cornerback Leon McFadden.
There is some speculation that the Browns might go after Chip Kelly to be their next head coach after he was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. They interviewed Kelly in 2013 prior to him being hired by the Eagles.
Other rumors indicate that the Browns might have interest in Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
It will also be interesting to see who the Browns go after to be their next general manager and if that person will be in charge of hiring a new head coach. One would think that Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football Administration Omar Khan would get some consideration for that position.
Whomever the Browns hire next to run their football operations, they will have quite a mess to clean up in Cleveland as there’s not a lot to work currently on both sides of the football.