Browns Relieve Interim Head Coach Gregg Williams of Duties

Browns huddle in search for coach Kitchens seen as favorite

Browns huddle in search for coach Kitchens seen as favorite

The Cleveland Browns selected offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to be their new head coach Wednesday. They're going to make the right call.

Gregg Williams was promoted to interim head coach, while Kitchens was bumped to offensive coordinator.

In eight games under Kitchens, Mayfield threw 19 touchdown passes, 8 interceptions, and was sacked just five times, compared to 8/6/20 in the first eight games.

Kitchens becomes the Browns' ninth permanent coach since 2000.

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Browns will officially announce Kitchens as their head coach later today.

The Browns' offense thrived with Kitchens as offensive coordinator, with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield and rookie running back Nick Chubb both finishing their rookie campaigns with record-setting seasons. The 30th-ranked offense by DVOA upon Jackson and Haley's exit, the Browns eventually finished the season ranked 17th.

It was reported by Cleveland.com that the Browns already reached out to some of the coaching staff, asking them to stay.

Kitchens was the last candidate to interview for the head coaching vacancy, which came Monday, January 7.

His chances of being named head coach grew when the interview with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy reportedly was put "on hold" and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Tuesday he had "no contact" with the Browns and that he wants to remain in New England.

As for Stefanski, as the tweet says he's on his way back to Cleveland to talk to the Browns again about the position.

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