Bob Wylie joined the Browns as offensive line coach on Jan. 19, 2017. Wylie has 44 years of experience coaching on the professional and collegiate levels. He has coached in the NFL for 25 seasons, CFL for six seasons and on the college level for 13 years.
Last year, the offensive line helped the Browns finish sixth in the league with a 4.46 rushing average and committed the third-fewest penalties in the NFL with 16. The line also protected for quarterback DeShone Kizer, who totaled the second-most passing yards by a Browns rookie and compiled the most rushing yards ever by a Browns quarterback. Left tackle Joe Thomas surpassed 10,000 consecutive offensive snaps in his career, but a torn triceps ended his streak at 10,363. Wylie helped develop Spencer Drango, who became the first player other than Thomas to start a left tackle for the Browns since Dec. 31, 2006.