The Browns hope to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase for their head coaching vacancy, a league source told cleveland.com.

Gase, 35, was promoted to coordinator this season after spending two years as quarterbacks coach and two as receivers coach in Denver.

Gase presides over an offense that's first in the NFL with 457 yards and 37.9 points per game.

Gase is also expected to draw interest from other clubs who have fired their head coaches.

Because the Broncos won the division and have a bye in the playoffs, Gase can interview with teams Jan. 5.

He's also coached for the LSU Tigers, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.

Other candidates include Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who also has a bye this week; and Penn State's Bill O'Brien, the frontrunner for the Texans job.

The Browns will address the media at 12:30 p.m. Monday.