Freddie Kitchens has 'good chance' of being Browns' next coach, report says

Freddie Kitchens lands Browns' head coach interview, report says

There is a “good chance” Freddie Kitchens won’t be leaving Cleveland.

The Browns offensive coordinator likely will be offered the job as head coach, according to, which cited unidentified sources.

According to one of the sources, the Browns are narrowing the search, which includes Kitchens, 44. Another source said the Browns already have decided they are keeping several assistant coaches.

Kitchens, who had his interview Monday, was one of seven candidates in the first round of interviews. 

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.

The Browns also have blocked other teams from interviewing Kitchens, indicating they want him to stay with the organization.

Once coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley were fired midway through the season, the Browns went 5-3 under interim coach Gregg Williams and Kitchens, who took over play-calling duties with rookie QB Baker Mayfield.

They finished the season 7-8-1, marking their highest win percentage since 2007.