He’s the candidate that a lot of Browns fans want as their head coach moving forward, and today he had his turn with GM John Dorsey and others to present his case as to why he should be the new top man.
That candidate is Freddie Kitchens, who has skyrocketed to the top of the lot of people’s wish list after leading the Browns offense after the team canned Todd Haley the same day he fired head coach Hue Jackson.
We've completed our interview with offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens for our head coaching position
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 7, 2019
Kitchens came to the team as the Browns assistant head coach and running backs coach prior to the season, but was promoted after the firing of Haley.
The Browns offense was superb under Kitchens, putting up nearly 400 yards per game and only allowing five sacks in the final eight games.
The team went 5-3 with Kitchens running the offense, and he also helped rookie QB Baker Mayfield put up outstanding numbers, throwing 19 touchdowns, 8 interceptions and 2254 yards.
Kitchens came to the Browns from the Arizona Cardinals, where he was the teams’ running back coach. He was the Cards tight ends coach from 2007-2012 before transitioning to quarterbacks coach from 2013-2016.
He was a quarterback at the University of Alabama and came into the NFL back in 2006 as a tight ends coach with the Dallas Cowboys.
NFL Network last week stated that the Browns were denying teams the chance to interview Kitchens for any type of coaching position.