Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is keeping options open in his search for a head coach.
"I think he deserves that," Dorsey told reporters Wednesday regaring Williams being a candidate.
Whether Williams, who has gone 1-1 in his current post, warrants serious consideration remains to be seen. And Dorsey declined to comment on if the search would extend into the college coaching ranks, where Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has been linked to the Browns.
Still, it wouldn't surprise if Dorsey tapped into two organizations he knows very well to find his next head coach.
Dorsey spent a lot of years with the Green Bay Packers as a player (1984-89) and in various positions in player personnel (1991-2012). Upon taking over in Cleveland, Dorsey made notable hires from the Packers in Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith, both of whom spent time with Dorsey in the Packers' personnel department.
Wolf currently holds a position with the Browns as assistant general manager, while Highsmith serves as the vice president of player personnel.