It appears the Browns have someone willing to interview with them, the guy everyone assumed would be first on their list all along.

According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Patriots have given the Browns permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their vacant head coaching job.

Ostensibly, McDaniels would be interested, given his ties with Browns General Manager Mike Lombardi.

Not everyone seems as eager. Already, Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has said he doesn’t want to interview for anything until his season is over, and there are indications Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles might not be interested either.