Whipple will coach the team’s quarterbacks, while Davis, who was fired earlier this month after two seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, will coach the linebackers.
A Youngstown, Ohio native, Davis has been a linebackers coach with the Carolina (1995-98), Atlanta Falcons (2001-03), New York Giants (2004), and with the Cardinals before he was promoted to defensive coordinator. Davis also coached the Browns linebackers in 1999.
Whipple has spent most of his coaching career in the college ranks, most recently as the University of Miami offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Whipple’s NFL experience has come as the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks coach from 2004-06, and as an assistant on Andy Reid’s Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff from 2007-08.
Several coaches, scouts, and front office personnel from Philadelphia now work with the Browns, including Shurmur, who coached the Eagles quarterbacks from 1999 through 2008.