Brad Childress probably isn't the mostly fondly remembered coach in Minnesota Vikings team history, but most fans of the franchise are going to remember him regardless. It was probably interesting then when, on Friday, the Cleveland Browns named Childress their new offensive coordinator.
Childress was due $6.6 million over the final two seasons of his contract -- extended through the upcoming season -- after being fired in Nov. 2010 following five seasons at the helm of the Vikings. It's likely the Vikings will taken off the hook for at least part of what they owed Childress this season, however, as the Browns pick up part of the cost.
Prior to joining the Vikings, Childress was the offensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles. He's also spent time as an offensive coordinator with the Wisconsin Badgers and Northern Arizona during his football coaching career.