The Browns’ next head coach may already be a part of their staff.
Cleveland.com reports the team’s offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens will get an interview for the position.
“He’s done a nice job in his role as offensive coordinator and I think this organization wants to get to know him a little bit better and we’ll eventually get him in an interview slot and just move forward,” Browns general manager John Dorsey said.
Kitchens was promoted from running backs coach to offensive coordinator after the Browns fired Hue Jackson, and reportedly has a great relationship with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Cleveland was just one game game away from putting together a winning season, and Kitchens played a large part.
“He’s gotten the ball out of the quarterback’s hands quicker. I think he’s put some flair and different route combinations together that help out the quarterback. I just think overall he’s kind of moved the bar on the offensive side of the ball,” Dorsey said.
Kitchens has also had stints with the Cardinals and Cowboys.
The Browns will also look at interim head coach Gregg Williams along with some other high-profile names such as Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores and former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.