Todd Haley, the previous offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is currently interviewing with the Cleveland Browns. According to Cleveland.com Haley could become the Browns’ next offensive coordinator, with the two sides nearing a deal. Haley has been with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the previous six seasons.
Many have said that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Haley have been at odds more times than not. Roethlisberger reportedly did not agree with Haley play calling and the inability to give Roethlisberger more of a say so in the design.
Haley would be walking into a team who has two of the top four draft picks in the 2018 Draft. Cleveland is desperate for help offensively since last season they ranked 24 in the league in yards per game.
It is widely believed the Browns will bring in a veteran quarterback to guide this team. The belief is DeShone Kizer and a yet to be named rookie will round out the quarterback room. Haley would also possibly be gaining some offensive weapons in this draft. Many have linked the Browns to running back Barkley. This would make sense as many believe Isaiah Crowell will not return to the team.
Update: Todd Haley has accepted the offensive coordinator position in Cleveland. It is being reported by Albert Breer of the MMBQ being that Haley will have control over all play calling and design after head coach Hue Jackson went 1-31 while calling plays for the Cleveland offense. The irony of a Steelers position coach coming to Cleveland after what was the roughest patch in Cleveland Browns history is not lost on fans. The football Gods can giveth and taketh away. The time to taketh has begun in Cleveland, first stopping in Green Bay and routing through Pittsburgh.