The Browns didn't have to go far to find their new coach.
"I can tell you Mike McCarthy wanted the job, and the Browns wanted him but he did not want to keep Freddie Kitchens as OC", he reports.
Former defensive coordinator and interim head coach Gregg Williams did a lot for the Browns in his short time with the team.
Joseph has also interviewed for Cincinnati's coaching vacancy. Instead, ESPN is reporting offensive coordinator Freddy Kitchens will be named the team's 18th head coach.
Kitchens was able to enhance the play of the offensive line - which struggled mightily before he took over - and got the most out of players such as Jarvis Landry and David Njoku. "Definitely. No doubt", he said.
According to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, the former Buccaneers offensive coordinator was the runner-up for the Jets head coaching job. He's mentioned as a candidate in Chicago to replace Vic Fangio, too.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the hiring.
The 46-year-old Joseph was sacked by the Broncos last week after going 11-21 in two seasons.
The Arizona Cardinals have some pretty specific criteria for what type of defensive coordinator they want.
Elway, who turns 59 this summer, and Fangio, who turns 61 in August, will make up one of the oldest coach-GM duos in the National Football League in 2019. In six of his past nine seasons as coordinator for the 49ers and Bears, Fangio has seen his defenses finish in the top 10 in both of those categories. He's built dominant defences in different eras, successfully adapting to changes in personnel, philosophies and style.
Gase was 23-26 in three seasons with Miami, including a playoff game in 2016, before being fired after this season. He was hired by the Dolphins as their head coach the following season.