The team officially announced on Wednesday that Todd Haley is taking the job.
A former head coach for the Chiefs, Haley will take over an offense that habitually flat-lined over the past two seasons under coach Hue Jackson. It's unclear if Jackson will retain play-calling duties, but it's impossible to imagine the hyper-experienced Haley joining the staff without full power to call his own plays.
Haley is likely to be working with a rookie quarterback if (and when) the Browns select one with the first- or fourth-overall pick in the draft. The team also houses DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler under center, but neither have done enough to prevent Cleveland from heat-seeking their choice from the college ranks -- or pursuing a veteran in free agency or via trade.
The question here is what sort of scheme we can expect from the Browns. Will it be Haley running Jackson's offense, his own playbook or a mixture of both? Cleveland went without a coordinator over the past two seasons largely because Jackson -- an experienced play-caller -- was brought in under the assumption that he alone could rescue the offense.
One win and 31 defeats later, all assumptions have been scattered to the wind. Haley will be given the chance to put his fingerprints on an attack sorely in need of a savior.