Todd Haley has the opportunity to remain in the AFC North, as the Cleveland Browns have engaged him in serious talks to become his new offensive coordinator under Hue Jackson, according to league sources.
Haley, who served as Steelers & # 39; offensive coordinator for six years, did not have his contract renewed after last week's 45-42 loss to the Jaguars in the AFC divisional playoffs. Pittsburgh also did not renew Bruce Arians' contract when he was replaced by Haley in 2012.
During Haley's time as Steelers coordinator, the team averaged the third most yards per game in the league. In the last four seasons under Haley, the Steelers were second in NFL scoring behind the Patriots.
Haley received strong support from Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. Haley was the offensive coordinator for Arizona and Warner the starting quarterback when the Cardinals lost a dramatic 27-23 game against the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.
Despite a season of 0 -16, Jackson was retained by Cleveland. He has committed the offense in the last two years, but there have been indications that he would hire an offensive coordinator for next season.