Browns hire Kitchens, Broncos land Fangio as National Football League jobs go fast

Browns hire Kitchens, Broncos land Fangio as National Football League jobs go fast

Once it became clear that Riley wasn't leaving the Sooners, promoting their offensive coordinator must have seemed like the best option.

ESPN's Chris Mortenson was first to report the hire.

Stefanski was in the running for the Vikings' offensive coordinator's job last season, but the team picked DeFilippo, who had been the Eagles' quarterbacks coach.

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The Cleveland Browns will name Freddie Kitchens head coach Wednesday a league source confirmed to 92.3 The Fan.

Baker Mayfield with Freddie Kitchens as his OC: 180-of-263 (68.4%), 2,254 yards, 19 TD, 8 INT. Additionally, Kitchens and the Browns offense ranked 11th in points per game in the final three weeks as well. He was then hired by Ken Whisenhunt to coach the same position with the Cardinals in 2007, eventually got promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2013 when Bruce Arians took over, moved to running backs coach in 2017, and joined the Browns for the 2018 season.

"I like it here and I like it here a lot, and everybody around here knows that I like it here", Kitchens said last month.

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Some names to consider that are now on the Browns offensive staff that could appear as the offensive coordinator include senior offensive assistant Al Saunders, wide receivers coach Adam Henry, and running backs coach Ryan Lindley; it has been announced that quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese will not return under Kitchens, eliminating him from the conversation.

In addition to the Browns deciding to promote Kitchens to head coach, the team has made a decision to move on from Gregg Williams and his defensive staff, per ESPN. "Cleveland and I get along well". He finished with a 5-3 record in his eight games as the interim head coach. It is expected that Kitchens' staff will be announced in the coming days. Stefanski was the only known candidate to receive a second interview, which came on Tuesday January 8.

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