NFL Rumors: Pat Shurmur, Brad Childress and the Latest Coaching Rumors

Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IIJanuary 13, 2011

PHILADELPHIA - 2005:  Pat Shurmur of the Philadelphia Eagles poses for his 2005 NFL headshot at photo day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Getty Images)
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As well all know, the hottest coaching candidate, Jim Harbaugh, has been signed by the San Francisco 49ers.

Harbaugh agreed to a 5-year, $25 million deal with the Niners, a move that the entire organization is looking forward to.

Now, from Harbaugh we move on to the other head coaching candidates. Another head coach that was hired was former San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera.

Rivera was interviewed by the Carolina Panthers and agree to a deal worth $11 million for four years.

It is no Harbaugh deal, but ESPN's Chris Mortenson reported that the deal is not bad for a small market.

Moving on, the Cleveland Browns have moved on from Eric Mangini and are in the process of hiring their new head coach, Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. 

Shurmer has been the favorite in Cleveland all along and the Browns hope to get a deal done and hold a press conference before the weekend.

Another rumor that has surfaced is regarding former Vikings head coach Brad Childress.

Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star has reported that Childress will interview with the Miami Dolphins for their offensive coordinator position.

The Dolphins have already interviewed four candidates, but it is not guaranteed that Childress will get the job and if he doesn't, it is likely that Childress can sit out the 2011 season and collect $3 million from the Vikings.