Todd Monken To The Browns

January 13th, 2019

After a flurry of interviews for NFL head coaching gigs and offensive coordinator roles, it seems recently-departed Bucs playcaller Todd Monken ironically will be landing as the OC for a Bruce Arians disciple.

NFL Network is reporting tonight that Monken will be the next offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns under new head coach Freddie Kitchens, who coached quarterbacks and running backs for Arians in Arizona.

Monken, 52, was in the mix for the offensive coordinator role with the Packers, Lions and Jaguars. And he was interviewed by the Jets, Packers and Bengals for the head coaching jobs.

It’s doubtful that Monken will call plays in Cleveland, as Kitchens did that when he took over as Browns offensive coordinator in the second half of last season. Joe would suspect Monken might need a full season to get that comfortable with Kitchens’ offense, and even then the head coach might keep the role.

Joe wishes Monken well. The Browns look like a hell of a place to land, which is a big reason Arians himself wanted to go there before the Bucs came calling.

22 Responses to “Todd Monken To The Browns”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Green Bay will be sorry they didn’t take Monk.
    I wish both him, and Coach Koetter well.

  2. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Good luck, Monk!

    Go Bucs! Any word yet on Coach Buckner?

  3. catcard202 Says:

    Always felt like Monken was caught bwtn Dirk & a hard place, on Bucs staff…I bet we see him call Browns OFF little closer to 50/50 run-pass than what he was instructed to do in TB.

  4. Wesley Says:

    The one guy we shoulda retained.

  5. macabee Says:

    This from Greg Auman.

    Koetter now Falcons OC
    Monken now Browns OC
    Buckner now Raiders DL
    Warhop now Jaguars OL
    Barry now U Miami OL

  6. Anonymous Says:


    Thanks, Mac!

  7. Jameis “Will” Win-A-Ton Says:


    Mark me down as one who DOESNT wish Koetter well, as that will likely mean the Falcons offense is humming and they are winning games.

  8. AfrikaThaRapper Says:

    At least now he will see what a NFL caliber defense is supposed to look like. Good luck, Coach Monken. Go Bucs.

  9. Waterboy Says:

    I’m not positive but think Buckner went to the Raiders. Maybe Joe will have more information tomorrow.

  10. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Baker Mayfield is going to go OFF next season. Jeesh

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    So long as they don’t play us, and are not in the division, I wish them well.

  12. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    I wonder if Arians mentioned Cleveland as the “only” destination he’d
    consider as it was the only opening at the time as a show of respect ( except to gregg Williams…and well…). Glad he landed in Tampa…

  13. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    at least Cleveland has a good QB!! Can’t blame Monken…

  14. D1 Says:

    JBF fan favorites Kris Richards and Mike McCarthy …..same place as before .

  15. Stanglassman Says:

    How can Buckner be coaching the Raiders when I was corrected and told more than once on JBF comment board that he was still under contract here not to worry. . I sure hope Rogers decides to come here over NYG otherwise his indecision has really cost us. At least his Wiki page is back to saying he’s DL coach for the Bucs. It’s flipped between NYG to TBB and back a half dozen times in the last week.

  16. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Browns vs Falcons

    Can’t wait to see Dirk Koetters offense versus Dirk Koetters offense

  17. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    Good luck to Monken, however, points on the board matter more than yards accumulated.

  18. Todd Says:

    Koetter now Falcons OC
    Monken now Browns OC
    Buckner now Raiders DL
    Warhop now Jaguars OL
    Barry now U Miami OL

    And what do they ALL have in common?

    They ALL know someone who knew someone who mowed the lawn of Sean McVay’s parents. Providential.

  19. Harry Says:


    Falcons – Koetter
    Panthers – Turner
    Saints – Carmichael

    Browns – Monken

    Bucs – Leftwich ?? Really, that’s the plan? I don’t care if John Wayne is here to save the day. No, Joe Bucs, I do not get it and there is no way you can sell this to me.

    Really?? Monken/Koetter for Leftwich? Good luck with that.

  20. miken Says:

    Wait, moken is a good coach? I thought he was the reason Jameis isn’t good qb?

  21. TexBuc Says:

    Congrats Todd Monken!

  22. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Monken better get tight with Baker Mayfield! It’s obvious who is really calling the shots in Cleveland for the next few years.