According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Browns OC Freddie Kitchens has a “good chance” at landing the permanent HC role. Kitchens interviewed for the position on Monday and according to the report, the team has already asked several members of the coaching staff to stay on board.
Kitchens started off as the RB coach in Cleveland but got the OC gig after Todd Haley was fired. In eight games running the offense, Kitchens seemed to mesh well with rookie QB Baker Mayfield. Mayfield threw for 2,254 yards and 19 TDs while only being sacked five times. The team had a 5-3 record during that span.
The Browns have blocked other teams from interviewing Kitchens for OC positions so they could keep him in Cleveland, either as head coach or offensive coordinator if they hired someone else.
According to NFL Network, the Browns have been making calls to people who’ve worked with Kitchens to get added information.
Along with Kitchens, the Browns have also interviewed Gregg Williams, Jim Caldwell, Dan Campbell, Kevin Stefanski, Matt Eberflus, and Brian Flores. They’ve had contact with Mike McCarthy’s reps.
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