Chris Mortensen reports that the Browns will name Freddie Kitchens their next head coach on Wednesday.
Kitchens was one of two finalists for the Browns’ job along with Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski. However, the job that Kitchens did with the Browns’ offense this past season clearly gave him a leg up, as they look to continue developing QB Baker Mayfield in the coming years.
It will be interesting to see what the Browns’ elect to do on the defensive side of the ball in terms of their coaching staff.
Kitchens, 44, began his coaching career back in 1999 as the RBs/TEs coach for Glenville State. He worked for a few schools before being hired by the Cowboys as their TEs coach for the 2006 season.
Kitchens later joined the Cardinals and held a few jobs including TEs coach, QBs coach and RBs coach before joining the Browns as their RBs coach and associate HC. After the team fired Todd Haley, Kitchens took over as offensive coordinator.
In 2018, the Browns’ offense ranked No. 13 in total yards, No. 20 in points scored, No. 14 in rushing yards and No. 14 in passing yards.