Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase informed the Cleveland Browns he is withdrawing from consideration for the team's head coach position.
Gase called the Browns on Tuesday, informing them he would not interview and wants to focus solely on the Super Bowl. Denver will meet the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.
Gase did not meet with the Browns. He informed the franchise that he wouldn't interview during the allowed window the first week of January -- during a bye week for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. At the time, he told the Browns he was putting off all interviews until the Broncos are eliminated from the playoffs.
Gase is the third coach to withdraw from consideration for the job, joining Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, and Arizona Cardinals head coach Todd Bowles.
Gase indicated this month that he wanted to spend another season working with quarterback Peyton Manning. Gase has been with the Broncos since 2009. This is his first season as offensive coordinator. He replaced Mike McCoy, who became head coach of the San Diego Chargers in January 2013.
Cleveland reportedly maintains interest in Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, but an interview with Quinn wouldn't likely take place until Feb. 3.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam wrote a letter to fans on Jan. 15, indicating the team is "prepared to wait as long as necessary" to hire a coach and has "purposefully been very methodical" in their search. Rob Chudzinski was fired in December after one season.