Yesterday, reports said that former Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was meeting with new Browns head coach Hue Jackson, though the reason was unknown. Was it regarding the offensive coordinator opening? Unlikely, since Jackson doesn't plan on hiring someone at the position. Was it regarding the quarterback coach opening? Possible, but according to ESPN's Josina Anderson, it was regarding another role: the Browns' assistant head coach.
I'm told Pep Hamilton is considering the position/title of Asst Head Coach/ Offense with the #Browns, at this time. Would be an adjustment.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 16, 2016
For Hamilton, the position would make sense. Last year, he was regarded as one of the hottest up and coming head coaching candidates. This year, he's unemployed after having been fired by the Colts mid-season. So taking a job with the Browns that would allow him to be the assistant head coach would be a nice job to get back into the game and to get experience, which might allow him to get more coaching looks in the near future. In other words, it sounds like it would be a job similar to the one that Rob Chudzinski took with the Colts, and we saw it lead to him getting the team's offensive coordinator job. For Hamilton, it could lead to either another coordinator job or perhaps head coaching interviews if things go well. So the job does make sense, though it sounds like he hasn't officially accepted it yet.
Hamilton, of course, was the Colts' offensive coordinator for two and a half seasons before he was fired mid-way through the 2015 season as the team struggled to maintain any offensive consistency. Hamilton's offense produced a franchise record for fewest turnovers in 2013 and a tremendous passing attack in 2014, though, so it wasn't all bad. It wouldn't be a surprise whatsoever to see him get another shot somewhere, and hopefully he takes advantage of it.