The Browns might not end up hiring an offensive coordinator after all.
According to ESPN, Mark Whipple has agreed to be the Browns quarterback coach and he might end up sharing the offensive coordinator duties with new head coach Pat Shurmur. With Shurmur calling the plays, the thought might be the team doesn't need to hire a coach with the title of ‘offensive coordinator', according to ESPN's James Walker.
Whipple was the offensive coordinator for the University of Miami the past two seasons and was the quarterback coach with the Steelers from 2004-2006 when Ben Roethlisberger broke into the NFL.
It has also been reported that former Cardinals defensive coordinator Billy Davis was also hired to be the Browns linebackers coach. Davis grew up in Youngstown and is the son of former Browns Director of Player Personnel Bill Davis.
Both of these possible hirings have been reported previously on The OBR, but have not been confirmed by the Browns.