Jim Tomsula could be on Cleveland Browns radar

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers season is over, which means assistant coaches are available for job interviews. We break down the latest news surrounding Jim Tomsula. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

The end of the San Francisco 49ers 2013 season means Jim Harbaugh's assistant coaches are free and clear to interview for the one head coaching position still on the market. Assistants under contract can be denied the opportunity to interview for coordinator jobs, or other position coach jobs, but they can interview for head coach positions.

The Cleveland Browns are the only team without a head coach. They interviewed Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, as well as Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn during the Seahawks bye. They have also expressed interest in interview Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. ESPN's Bill Williamson is now reporting the team might have interest in Jim Tomsula. According to Williamson, the Browns did background work on Tomsula last week.

The Browns cannot interview Adam Gase until after the Super Bowl, because they have not yet given him a first interview. On the other hand, because Quinn interviewed once, the Browns have a window this week to conduct a second interview. There are also reports the team might conduct a second interview with Pettine.

Background info obviously doesn't mean Tomsula will be hired, or even necessarily get an interview. But it's something to keep on our radar, particularly over the next week. I have to think the Browns would like a decision made before the Super Bowl, if not sooner.

It is worth noting there is no mention yet of Greg Roman on the Browns' radar. That will disappoint some, and excite others. It will be a never-ending conversation as long as he is the 49ers OC.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker