The Browns on Wednesday interviewed former NFL head coach Jim Caldwell for the team’s head coach opening.
Caldwell, who has been an NFL head coach at two different points in a coaching career that dates back to 1977, is the second candidate to interview. Gregg Williams, who was the Browns’ interim head coach during the second half of the 2018 season, interviewed Tuesday.
Caldwell posted a combined record of 62-50 as the head coach with the Detroit Lions (2014-17) and Indianapolis Colts (2009-11). He was also a head coach at the college level, leading Wake Forest from 1993-2000.
In his first season as Colts’ head coach, Caldwell led the team to a 14-2 record and AFC Championship before it fell to the Saints in the Super Bowl. He posted a 26-22 record in three seasons in Indianapolis.
The Lions went 36-28 in Caldwell’s four seasons as head coach, posting winning records in three of the four years. His best season was in 2014, when the Lions went 11-5 and advanced to the playoffs as a Wild Card team.
Caldwell, 63, spent 24 years in the college ranks before breaking into the NFL as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach in 2001. He was the Colts’ assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach for seven seasons before taking over as head coach in 2009. Before he became the head coach in Detroit, Caldwell was the interim offensive coordinator for the 2012 Super Bowl champion Ravens. He took over the position in a full-time capacity the following season.
Jim Caldwell – former NFL head coach
Hometown: Beloit, Wisconsin
NFL Experience: 17 years (24 college)