Freddie Kitchens has 'good chance' of being next Browns coach

Report: Kitchens, Stefanski finalists for Browns job

Report: Kitchens, Stefanski finalists for Browns job

The Cleveland Browns have seemingly found their guy at the head coaching position.

Freddie Kitchens isn't built like a leaper.

With the Browns reportedly promoting Kitchens from offensive coordinator to head coach, the first-year defensive coordinator in Eberflus will be returning to the Colts in 2019.

ESPN was first to announce the decision.

This comes after the Browns went 5-3 in their final eight games, after firing head coach Hue Jackson and hiring interim head coach Gregg Williams, and finishing the season 7-8-1. Rather, he was a condition of employment for other candidates that the Browns were interviewing for the job.

Earlier today, after news broke that the Browns were hiring Freddie Kitchens to take over the head coaching job full-time, Les Levine, who was filling in as a host on 92.3 The Fan's Baskin and Phelps, explained that the Browns meant to hire ex-Packer's head coach Mike McCarthy with the stipulation that he keep Kitchens on his staff as offensive coordinator.

Also, Kitchens designed play calls that played to Mayfield's strengths, allowing the mobile QB to get out of the pocket to make plays and avoid pass rushers.

Kitchens will take over as Cleveland's head coach for the upcoming season. With Kitchens serving as the interim offensive coordinator after Todd Haley was sacked, the Browns went 5-3 under the duo, and Baker Mayfield rapidly became one of the most productive quarterbacks in the league. While building game plans, he empowered his players by asking them what plays they were most comfortable running.

"Definitely. No doubt", he said.

The hires mean that only the Jets, Dolphins and Bengals remain in the hunt for their next head coach. "You have a resume that you check off the list and everything?"

"I can tell you Mike McCarthy wanted the job, and the Browns wanted him but he did not want to keep Freddie Kitchens as OC", he reports. "I love the town of Cleveland". They (Dorsey) know me well enough.

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