Browns Head Coaching Job Down to Kitchens and Stefanski

The vibe sounds like the Browns will have their new head coach sooner than later - stay tuned.

The Browns fired Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley after a 2-5-1 start.

My understanding is that two finalists for the #Browns head coach job are Freddie Kitchens and Kevin Stefanski.

Kitchens became a fan favorite in Cleveland after the Browns' offense improved with him calling plays down the stretch of the season.

The Broncos also hired Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, ESPN reported.

The Cleveland Browns are keeping it internal when it comes to their new head coach.

Due to their overlapping time in Arizona, connection to Kitchens, and experience in the NFL, Davis, and Austin could be potential suitors for the defensive coordinator job in Cleveland.

This is an important hire because of the impact it'll have on Baker Mayfield.

According to one of the sources, the Browns are narrowing the search, which includes Kitchens, 44. According to FanSided's own Matt Verderame, the Browns were close to going all-in on former Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

Kitchens and Williams kept their players focused and motivated following the mid-season coaching change and the Browns went 7-8-1 following an 0-16 season in 2017 under Jackson.

Despite only having eight games of coordinator experience under his belt, Kitchens has been around the National Football League for a long time.

It's a spectacular rise for Kitchens, who began the season as the team's running backs coach.

NFL Films produced a short feature on Kitchens a year ago, when he was with the Cardinals, calling him "The most selfless man in the NFL".

In addition to the Browns deciding to promote Kitchens to head coach, the team has chose to move on from Gregg Williams and his defensive staff, per ESPN.

Vanessa Coleman