Report: Browns want their GM candidate back & request interview with Eagles exec

The Eagles may, just may, have escaped the reality of losing Jim Schwartz to Cleveland, but that doesn’t mean the Browns have stopped fishing.

According to Adam Schefter, Cleveland have requested an interview with Eagles exec Andrew Berry for their GM vacancy.

Berry currently serves as the Eagles ‘Vice President of Football Operations’ and was hired back in February of last year. His role remained untouched when Joe Douglas left for the Jets, but the 30-year old GM candidate finds himself with an interesting road ahead.

Berry is more than familiar with the Browns. He played a huge role in transforming them from a zero-win team in 2017, back into one of the league’s sleeping giants, amassing seven victories one year later and surprising everyone. The trade for Jarvis Landry, and the drafting of Denzel Ward and Nick Chubb, all featured on the impressive resume of talent evaluation that left the Eagles blushing.

Prior to his role in Cleveland, he was a Pro Scouting Director in Indianapolis after working his way up from a scouting assistant, which he earned in 2009. Berry was cherry-picked by Bill Polian for that first scouting role and spent the next six years in Indy, rapidly ascending the ladder. During his time with the team, the Colts won four AFC South championships and made a Super Bowl appearance.

As a young front office member that has received praise from the highest places, Berry now has a full year’s experience with the Eagles to add to his glowing resume and now it seems as though the Browns want him back, almost as if they’d loaned him to the Eagles to grow even more.

This will be a very interesting narrative to watch develop over the next week or so, given how impressive the acquisition of Berry was around this time one year ago.

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