Browns Hiring OC Freddie Kitchens As Head Coach, Broncos Hiring Fangio

Browns Hiring OC Freddie Kitchens As Head Coach, Broncos Hiring Fangio

Browns Hiring OC Freddie Kitchens As Head Coach, Broncos Hiring Fangio

The Cleveland Browns are promoting offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns, according to multiple reports.

Vacant NFL head coaching positions across the league are quickly filling up. Over the final 8 games under Kitchens Mayfield went 5-3 and completed 68.4 percent of his passes for 2,254 yards with 19 touchdowns and 8 interceptions while being sacked just 5 times. Kitchens, who was a three-year starting quarterback at Alabama, wasn't afraid to be creative as he used wide receiver Jarvis Landry on running plays and to throw passes, and he got major production from rookie running back Nick Chubb, left tackle Greg Robinson and receiver Breshad Perriman - three players under-utilized by Jackson and Haley.

Names such as Gregg Williams and, as previously mentioned, Zampese have already been dismissed from the team, and as the Kitchens era has begun, many fans patiently wait to see what his first move will be as the head coach in Cleveland. He then stated it was because, "Coaching Baker Mayfield is not something that appeals to successful head coaches".

According to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot, Freddie Kitchens has a "good chance" of being named the Browns' next head coach. "Cleveland and I get along well".

It's hard to suss out how much of that was due to Kitchens and how much was due to (a) Mayfield coming into his own after reliving Tyrod Taylor in Week 3 and getting his first start in Week 4; and (b) the front office's decision to trade Carlos Hyde, which thrust Chubb into the lineup. Jones is a Bruce Arians disciple. Williams was the first candidate to interview for the coaching vacancy.

This is significant because the Browns interviewed Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus on Sunday, the day following the Indy's 21-7 wild-card win in which the defense put on an impressive showing.

An official announcement from the Browns announcing Kitchens is expected later this afternoon.

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