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Baker Mayfield won’t try to convince OU head coach Lincoln Riley to take Browns job

first_imgBrowns quarterback Mayfield may not try to convince Lincoln Riley to take the Browns’ coaching job but he has the utmost respect for the man as a head coach, saying he is absolutely ready to lead an NFL team.”Lincoln’s been ready,” Mayfield told reporters Wednesday, via ESPN. “Just who he is, how he coaches, the respect level he’s had from all of his players. How detailed he is. He’s ready. But that’s his decision. He’s got something special there (at Oklahoma). I don’t think anybody’s going to blame him if he stays there for the next 20 years.” Longtime Packers assistant Winston Moss fired after #12 tweet Cleveland fired head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley after the Browns started the year 2-5-1. Gregg Williams was named the interim coach.The Browns could bring back Williams to lead the team next season, though there is also a chance they bring in a leader from the outside as well. Riley has been a hot name as an NFL coach in recent years, but the 35-year-old said in October he doesn’t have “that itch” to coach at that level. Related News Emmanuel Sanders injury update: Broncos top WR out for season with torn Achillescenter_img Riley was at the helm for Oklahoma during Mayfield’s 2017 Heisman Trophy-winning season.Mayfield said it’s not his decision whether Riley looks into coaching the Browns or not, but he doesn’t hide from the fact the two men have a good history.”I have a relationship with Lincoln. It’s been great,” Mayfield said. “We had success. But whatever decision is made here I’m going to make the most of it. Obviously there’s been a level of comfortability with him in the past that I’ve had. But whatever happens, happens.” The Packers’ head coaching job recently opened up as well as the team fired Mike McCarthy on Sunday. Riley could also be up for that job.And while Mayfield said Riley may not be thinking about coaching in the NFL right now, he didn’t rule out the possibility entirely.”I think down the road probably,” Mayfield said. “But like I said, right now I’m not going to speak for him. But he’s ready whenever that time comes.”last_img

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