The Colts’ success this season may not have been talked about in the national media, but those in NFL circles have been impressed. And now a Colts coordinator is wanted for an interview for a head coaching position.
Matt Eberflus has done a masterful job coordinating the defense this season. It is his first year as a coordinator, and he has turned around a terrible Colts defense. He is now wanted to interview for the Cleveland Browns’ vacant head coaching position.
Eberflus may not be ready for a head coaching position yet, as he has only been a coordinator for just this season. But having the Browns ask for an interview shows how high of a regard those around the league have for the job he has done this season.
The Colts defense has been playing excellent football the last couple of months. Since week 7, they have been the number one scoring defense in the league. That has been one of the reasons why the Colts won 9 of their last 10 down the stretch in the season.
While the Browns would like to interview him, he won’t be able to until after the Colts’ playoff run ends due to NFL rules. There is a chance the Browns find their man by then, but they will likely continue to take their search slow to make sure they pick the right person.
Eberflus might not get a head coaching position for next year, but he is certainly a candidate for one in the future. He could use just a little bit more time refining his skills. But there is no doubt he will be getting one sooner rather than later.