Browns Request GM Interview With Eagles’ Andrew Berry

The Browns are interested in bringing Andrew Berry back to Cleveland. They requested an interview with the Eagles’ vice president of football operations, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).

With Berry being part of the Browns’ new-age front office experiment, along with Sashi Brown and chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta, this certainly loomed as a possibility. The Eagles hired Berry in February of last year.

The prospect of a Berry-DePodesta reunion surfaced earlier this week. DePodesta is seeking an analytically oriented coach, and Berry would make sense as a GM for this approach. Prior to becoming a the Colts’ pro scouting coordinator and the Browns’ VP of player personnel, Berry graduated from Harvard with an economics degree. He has a computer science master’s.

Despite the Browns wanting to hire their head coach before their GM, front office candidates have emerged. Cleveland is slated to interview Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds. Seahawks execs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer are on the radar as well. So is Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer (on Twitter).

Reuniting DePodesta and Berry would be an interesting move for a Browns franchise that hit its low point during their previous time together. Cleveland went an NFL-record 1-31 in this duo’s first two years working with Brown and Hue Jackson. Both Berry and DePodesta were on board for a 2018 Browns draft that included Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward and Nick Chubb. But since-departed GM John Dorsey held the most influence in that process.

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18 comments on “Browns Request GM Interview With Eagles’ Andrew Berry

  1. lucienbel
    lucienbel

    I’m trying to figure out what the Browns are doing, but the Browns don’t even know what the Browns are doing so.

  2. sufferfortribe

    “Prior to becoming a the Colts’ pro scouting coordinator and the Browns’ VP of player personnel, Berry graduated from Harvard with an economics degree. He has a computer science master’s.”

    Yep, nothing screams ‘NFL GM’ more than that. (insert face palm)

    • jorge78

      Which means he is wicked smart and maybe he can bring some outside the box ideas…..

      • ohiodevil

        Like when he wanted Trubisky over Garrett…..he can keep those “ideas” in Philly.

  3. robertj53086

    Is Elliott Wolf getting an opportunity for the GM spot? He left Green Bay last year because he was overlooked.

  4. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    The Browns just seem to be flailing around with no idea what they are looking for.

    I wonder if it’s going to emerge later that McDaniels basically told them “yeah, you know, having spoken to you, I’m good heading back to NE for now”.

    As a fan of another AFCN team, the only decent option left for the Clowns (after they really should have hired Rivera or McCarthy) seems to be Saleh.

    Which means Jimmy will certainly not pick him.

      • aias

        He said he’s a fan of another AFCN team. Reading and critical thinking are skills you haven’t mastered, clearly.

    • wordonthestreet

      No I do not think that will emerge. I think it will be the opposite.

      Browns were not impressed with the overrated and already once failed McDaniels and sent him and his wife packing back to NE v

  5. SpiderManFromMars

    I’m actually ok with this. At least it shows that they will all be on the same page – whether that page equals success, I don’t have a clue. If they are going to be an analytics driven team, then get people who are well versed and on board. They literally hired the Moneyball guy, made all their decisions based on analytics, then handed the keys to Dorsey and Kitchens who are about as analytically inclined as Al Davis. I mean the Browns backup TE was a dude that Dorsey found in a hotel lobby.

  6. SpiderManFromMars

    I’m actually ok with this. At least it shows that they will all be on the same page – whether that page equals success, I don’t have a clue. If they are going to be an analytics driven team, then get people who are well versed and on board. They literally hired the Moneyball guy, made all their decisions based on analytics, then handed the keys to Dorsey and Kitchens who are about as analytically inclined as Al Davis. I mean the Browns backup TE was a dude that Dorsey found in a hotel lobby.

  7. crosseyedlemon

    I have a feeling Halle Berry could boast team morale better than Andrew Berry.

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