CLEVELAND -- Following the Browns' 20-7 loss to the Steelers Sunday, rumors are swirling about head coach Rob Chudzinski's future with the Browns.

Before today's game, there were reports from various national media outlets that Chudzinski and the Browns could part ways after just one season.

ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) tweeted as much Sunday evening: "Rob Chudzinski will be fired by the #Browns, per league sources."

Chudzinski, a lifelong Browns fan who was born and raised in Toledo, has said he considers coaching the Browns his dream job.

Despite Chudzinski and the Browns finishing the season with a 4-12 record this year, Browns players stood by their coach after the game and were shocked at speculation he might not return for next year.